The biggest surprise I have ever got
Hello my blogmates! I am so happy to see you again. Yippee!
December was a hectic month ...Christmas, my daughter’s visit, my broken little toe. Our Christmas was fantastic. Csilla’s visit was wonderful and it was so hard to see her leave to go back to England. The first couple of days after she left were especially hard, but I am doing better.
Well, Csilla arrived home safely on 16th December. However, her plane was delayed by 3 hours. So she arrived at 8 o’clock instead of 5 o’clock. I said:” Never mind!” She is finally at home!” We drove home and had dinner together. The next two days she spent writing her essay that she had to post on 18th December before 17 o’clock. So, she was at home but we did not disturb her in her room. She came to the kitchen only for meals and cups of tea. (She drinks her tea with milk.) Other days we spent by going to see her doctors because her health insurance is paid in Slovakia and when she is at home she has to go to see her dentist, her general practitioner, eye-specialist (she is wearing contact lens) etc.. After having done all these things she could enjoy her winter holidays.
We had a white Christmas which is quite unusual here. It started snowing on Christmas Eve. It did not snow too much but enough for a thin covering that lasted long. It started to melt only a week later as the temperatures have been continuously below 0°C.
During the holidays we did a lot of chatting, visiting relatives, eating, watching movies, reading, listening to the new CDs, relaxing, enjoying each other’s company and so on. That is what Christmas is for….I think. Our holiday season was beautiful because all my family was around for Christmas.
It was not the same at Christmas 2006 when Csilla could not come home as she had to work. She came home only on 4 January, so we had two Christmases, one without her and another with her. We did not open the gifts until she came home. She put her presents under the tree …and we had Christmas Eve in January. I received from her, amongst other gifts, I very thin present which was beautifully wrapped up. It seemed to be an envelope. I can honestly admit what I thought firstly: “She wrote me something that she wants to give me as a present.” It might sound stupid but I am sure, some of you are parents and you understand me. I noticed after I had opened the envelope that is something official because it was a typed letter. My second thought: “She did her exams very well and I can see her exam results.” No, no…none of my guesses were right. It was a ticket… a plane ticket…. a plane ticket to England. I got a plane ticket to England from her. It was the biggest surprise I have ever got. So, I have been to England, thanks to my daughter. I will end here and write about the journey in England in my next post.
I am going on business trip with my husband to Hungary today. So, I am in a hurry now….but I will find time to write to every one of you, promise!
I have attached a picture of me, daughter and son. As you can see my son hates posing for pictures so he usually makes silly faces.
Take care! Until next,
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