Well I have just returned from a visit to England. I live in France and have done so for five years, this will be our sixth Christmas.
I have to say I had a great trip back. I went with my sister to visit my niece who has an adorable little boy of 10 weeks old. I am still saying that after being moral support for 'nanny' who was doing the night feeds during our stay. It's a long time since I've done night feeds as my little girl is now 9 years old. Where does the time go? I think the supply of chocolate digestives really helped!
It was great to be back in the UK for a few days, very Christmasy I have to say and loads of stuff in the shops. The pace of life is so much faster than here in rural France and it's quite disorientating to start with. I couldn't buy too much though, I only took hand luggage on the flight as it was just a short stay. Mind you I still managed my Country Living and Country Homes and Interiors magazines. That is one thing I do miss, being able to pop into the newsagents to get the newest mag. They do have a huge range of interiors magazines here and I have one or two which I quite like, but still not the same as CL.
So we did some shopping, I got my eyes tested as was having terrible trouble threading the needle on my sewing machine, I had to ask my dear hubby to do it the other day. I now have two new pairs of glasses and can see really well. We had a visit to the hairdresser and numerous coffee shops and tested their wares, the Cherry and Almond Muffin in one place was a real winner, very pleased with the haircut too. I came home a new woman.
Sadly our stay came to an end and we had to catch the 6am flight home. I was useless for the rest of the day. Now I need to start sewing again and get on with preparations for Christmas.