Oh dear, I had hoped to be able to blog much sooner than this but unfortunately the kids and I have been struck down by the 'Frome Winter Virus' - apparently half the town is suffering from it so at least we don't feel lonely :-) Ed (my husband) is just starting to show signs of it but hopefully he won't be hit as hard as we were. We're on the mend now though, just in time for Christmas - hurrah!
Just to back track quickly, we had a lovely time in Madrid. My brother and his family don't live near the centre, so we only spent one day in the city at a park called 'Retiro'. Here are a couple of pictures from there:
For the rest of the time we hung out at my brother's house and the kids had a blast playing together. It was a great pre-Christmas treat.
Since Madrid, apart from feeling rather sorry for myself, doing more than my fair share of sleeping and trying to satisfy my cravings for vitamin-C rich foods and drinks, we've been busy like everyone else trying to get everything ready for Christmas. All I can say is thank GOODNESS we're not hosting either of our families for Christmas day, it really would have been a disaster with no food ready and the presents still not wrapped at half past eight on Christmas eve - eek! If only I could be as organised as Jo :-) We have managed to get our tree up though and it's looking fab. We're off to my mother-in-law's for lunch tomorrow - I'm so glad someone else is doing all the work.
Right, with that said I'd better get off now and see if I can locate the sellotape... last seen being chewed on by Ozzy somewhere in the kitchen.
Have a very happy Christmas, to those of you who will be celebrating, and to everyone, I hope you'll join me in wishing, praying, hoping for a more peaceful and safer world in 2009.
With very best wishes and much love,
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