Still in the UK

Well we’re two weeks into 2008 and it feels like a long time. Although not entirely restful, we have been having fun. Our time has been spent trying to having a holiday of our own, being tourists and catching up with friends and family.

Am feeling a little shattered and am using a nice evening in, to try and ensure we remember some of what we’ve done.

A week driving round south England, (Cambridge, Warwick and Bath) with a short detour across the border into Wales (Cardiff and Caerleon – though almost as soon as we crossed the border into Wales the rain came down so hard we could barely drive).

Days spent wandering in London, not only shopping, eating and drinking but also some culture in the British Museum and Cinderella. Culture you say, Oh not there wasn’t. Oh yes there was!

Hopefully some photos will, eventually, tell a better story. Though as usual I probably haven’t taken enough photos of people.

We’ve another ten days which are mainly full of more eating and drinking and trying to see the people we haven’t had time to catch up with. As usual there’s never enough time but I’m actually fairly impressed we’ve managed to keep going. The rest and relaxation (and diets) come when we get home, hopefully to a nice summer. That said, I thought I’d have some time, but the way the list of things to do round the house is going, I’m not so sure.

Happy New Year!

Well it’s Jan 1st 2008, so to ensure that our website gets updated at least once this year, I thought I’d write a bit. We’re going to try a different format, more of a blog style with each home page being the current, or hopefully the only recently past, month. Unfortunately this means less photos as these seem to take the time, that’s our excuse anyway, but as nothing got done last year this can’t be any worse. That said, some of our fish photos from our trip to French Polynesia did make it up but without any easy way to get there, so here’s the link French Polynesia Underwater Photos, half are taken by Robbie snorkelling and the rest on the couple of dives I managed to fit in.

So what are we up to now. We’ve spent the last week in the UK, with our body clocks still not quite right, I’m sure staying up till 3 last night really helped! Xmas has been great, catching up with family and a few friends. I’m really feeling very spoilt and lucky and we’ve still got 3 weeks till we head home.

We spent two days in Shanghai on the way over, unfortunately the city is in mid rebuilding and we managed to have two days of mist, so I don’t think we saw it at its best. But overall I liked it, not as busy as I had imagined, very architecturally diverse and more than enough to do and see to keep us out of trouble for two days. In fact, we were shattered.

As for new years resolutions, I have a few, adding more to the website is one, finding work I’ll enjoy is another, and the usual selection of getting/keeping fit, stressing less and making more time to see friends. I hope you all had a great holiday, here’s to the new year.