“Yooo hooo. Is anyone out there? Sarah? Cooper? Did you forget us? We haven’t heard from you for over a month!”
… I know, I know. Regardless of daily reprimands at each other to update this blog, ‘boring’ life and work simply got in the way. Instead of updating here with memoirs of our adventures we have been slouched on the couch at wee hours following big days on the job, sipping on a late night glass of red, before slinking, tired, into bed, and doing it all again the next day. It doesn’t matter how you try, real life creeps back in no matter where in the world you try to hide!
Finally some holidays are here and between when we last updated, and now, there has been a lot of snow, a flood in our building of flats, some loud disagreements in the hall outside during the night, another tube strike (or maybe two), festive parties, London Christmas lights, the patting of many a random cute dog in the park/street, and a trip to Brighton, Buckingham Palace and Windsor. Oh, and quite a bit of eating haha.
My lovely mate Julie gave me a call for Christmas while Cooper and I were enjoying a pint at a pub in Chelsea, and she shamed me into writing some more here, after all, what use is a blog if it is not updated? So, am sitting here at M+V Hairdressers typing up a BlackBerry storm while simultaneously waiting for my gross two-month-old re-growth to be prettied up in time for NYE.
No plans yet for the big day, but to be fair I don’t expect much. Nothing could top Darren Hayes last year (when ironically, we were also in London, but for a holiday). I’m sure we’ll come up with a fun option to see in this new year though. Christmas ended up being quiet due to work and weather issues, but we are now planning to do a big travel trip mid year. It’s also an opportunity to explore London, which we don’t get to do during working weeks.
On our free days this Christmas we have Googled ‘day trips from London’ in order to cherry pick some nice little tourist options. Over the next couple of days we’ll finally get to see Bath and Stonehenge, yay!
Life in London is quite expensive when it comes down to it, and the city is nice, but not ‘home’. Still, as I read the current copy of Psychologies Magazine, I am reminded to be positive for the year ahead. Dr. Robert Holden has written, “I mean choosing to be grateful about what you have rather than complain about what you don’t; choosing to forgive rather than hold grudges…”. A nice, timely message.
And while my cute little Italian hairdresser raves about how excited she is to go home for the weekend to Sicily, she unknowingly reminds me yet again to appreciate my family and friends. I would skype mum right now if it wasn’t 4am at home… At least I can turn the webcam back on, now that my hair isn’t hideous.
Happy New Year all xx