Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Home again, home again, jiggity jog

Now I feel like a big fat hog.
*laughs* However, the extra 15lbs was worth the delicious food. Turkish delight, boost bars, salmon rolladen, chips (french fries) with curry sauce (HEAVEN!!!), bree and crandberry jam, black current jelly, black current juice, bacon (british bacon is a really thin salty pork chop) rolls with brown sauce (a vinegar based bbq of sorts. The brand name is HP and every time I looked at it my brain added: "with extra microchips), Matilde milk!!!!! Clotted cream and fudge cake (brownies). Yup, my new year's resolution is get rid of the evidence (my lovely extra cush around my waistline).

We're back in Sandland. The cord to my camera has gone MIA for the hundred and ninth time. But as soon as I figure out how to work our new laptop and the windows 7 interface I'll be sharing all the fantasmical pictures I was able to snap.

While we were in England the sun set every day around 3pm. We couldn't really tell when it rose because the sky was usually covered with thick grey to blue grey clouds. Unlike Sandland everything was still green. Still alive.
To my surprise English sparrows are different from the Sparrows I grew up seeing. They're sleeker, dark brown, and covered in little speckles as if someone flecked them with a paint brush. So cute!

There was a strike on the Underground (subway) on boxing day; the day we were going to London to see Wicked. My parents live about 2- 2 1/2 hours from London. It took us almost 7 hours to get there. Oh yes. Between taking buses to trying to ride the few Underground lines that were open we made it to the theater just in time.
Wicked was actually really good. And that's saying a lot because I really don't care for musicals (aside from the classic disney movies). My husband even got into it, which is saying even more because he despises watching things, he's a doer. I encourage all of you that get a chance to see it to do so. There were a few twists that made me go "AH!".

We got back to Sandland just before New Years. We were actually able to spend it with DMAdam for his birthday. It was a lot of fun to see them again. I can't wait to live near them again and restore the NerdKingdom to it's former glory.
Bottle rockets are apparently the Georgian way of bringing in the New Year. I prefer a Root Beer floats and watching the ball drop, but the rockets were fun. One of them landed at my feet, another exploded in Jenifer's hand (she didn't hold the stick lightly enough).
To top off the night we watched the Original G.I.JOE movie. You know the one:

It was so weird and yet so incredibly fun. The jokes that went back and forth between everyone watching was probably what made it so amazing. I really miss the late 80's early 90's. Good times.

Who knows maybe the Year of the Apocalypse will be one for the history books. Hehehe.
Happy 2012 My friends. Come what may, Zombies or another year of recession with a puppet president, laughter and tears, may this year make us better people and give us moments worth remembering.
And stick to those resolutions! If I remember to I may ask in April how you all are doing with those. (^_^) *evil grin*


  1. I was just thinking that you hadn't blogged in forever. Glad to hear you had a great christmas.

  2. Sounds like an AWESOME trip, underground issues aside :) Good luck with the resolution!