Just got over a rotten stinking cold. Well, still getting over it, I just got over the worst part this morning. Thank goodness! Finally getting back into the “swing” of things.

Dad’s supposed to be showing mom how to post messages in here… I don’t know if he has yet or not *nudge nudge*.

I’m feeling a photo album update coming on… look out for one this weekend. Have some pics of Sweden that need to go up.

Joy invited me over for her Christmas dinner last night! She had it early because on Wednesday she leaves for Trinidad for 6 months and therefore will not be here for real Christmas. It was a lovely meal and I got to hang out with Kim for a while, which I haven’t done in a couple of weeks. Been so busy with the house!

Which reminds me, Sat. night Mike and I moved the computers and desks upstairs into the 3rd bedroom, and Sun. morning moved around the living room so it now takes up all the space down there (before it was squished with the TV, stereo, couches and computer desk). Looks good!

Back in the UK now, and the 2 of us are together and camping out in our new house (courtesy of John and Kath who have loaned us a double air mattress – matching pair to our own so we are maintaining out own space, even on the floor!)

I shall be here for 2 weeks hopefully, then off to Taiwan for a week.

Went to the pub last night – good beer, awful smokers.

We have bought a tele now, and a DVD/VCR. Trish can find 24 hr antique shows so far from what I’ve seen.

Also ordered the fridge which will be here Tuesday. Presently all the perishables are stored in our outdoors passage (back to nature?)

The clocks went back last night, so got an extra hour today (we forgot till this morning).

Trish spent most of the afternoon in the garden as we can’t work inside until we get our stuff, including the tools.

She seemed to thoroughly enjoy it though.

We have had a pair of Magpies hanging around – majestic.

Finally got the gas leak fixed last Saturday. It’s been nice and cozy in the house since then, although, not as cozy as I would really like since we have to try to save energy and money! 🙂

So glad we got it done as the weather has taken quite a plummet in the past week or so. I’m not complaining – the crispness of the air is a nice reminder of winters past with trips to the shopping mall, bus rides, the warmth of home and the family of big holidays. And anyway, I choose to live in Canada, and since part of what makes up this country is cold weather, I’m happy to deal with it.

Can’t wait till I can go snowboarding this year! We’ll see if I’m any better at it now 🙂

Presently in Stockholm and it’s a cold (about 1 degree C), but beatifully sunny weekend. I shall be here for the rest of this week.

The furniture is all in a container, on a ship somewhere.

Trish is in the UK, with her parents, also for the rest of the week. After that we are both back in our new house in the UK, sleeping on camping mattresses until “our boat comes in”, so to speak.

Hopefully now that everything is tidied up in Canada we can start to settle down a little, even though I will still be travelling a lot.

On the job front there is still some uncertainty where I will be spending most of my time – Sweden or Taiwan.

This side of the new year it will probably be about 45/45, with the other 10% or so in the UK (hopefully).

My next goal is to learn enough Swedish to at least get fed properly while I am here. After that I will have to work on my Mandarin????

That’s it for now I guess.

My parents moved on Monday, so that’s it. Out of the country. It’s weird.

I’m pretty busy. Got plenty of homework and housework to do (that’s a bit odd, seems as though they should mean the same thing, since “house” and “home” are often each other’s equivalents… hmmm. *shrug*) but I’m enjoying school so it’s not bad at all.