Thursday, December 29, 2005


A belated Merry Xmas/ Happy Hanukkah/ Happy Kawanzaa to you all!

After many, many presents (photos to come), some good food (but not too much), some time with The Trouser, and some knitting (really, I will take and upload some pics soon), I'm back at work briefly before heading off for New Year's.

It's been a family bonanza Christmas this year. Both younger brothers came back to Auckland, and it was good to see them. The youngest is moving to Kuala Lumpur early next year, so it's good to see a little more of him before he takes off. He's my favourite, and I will really miss him being close-ish.

On 27 December The Trouser and I celebrated 5 years of being together. Funny how it seems like forever but then not so long after all. I remember before we were together, but it seems a bit unreal and distant; but at the same time I feel like we have so much more to do together and learn about each other.

On Friday we're going camping with a colleague of The Trouser's, near a beach. It is also coincidentally near the rather swish beach house (mansion is more like it) that my cousin owns. They've invited us to stay, and if the camping ground gets too rowdy we probably will. Though I'm not sure how restful it might be with 3 hyper kids and a new puppy!

We haven't been camping for ages, and while I'm not really into roughing it, I love camping with The Trouser. He gets a teensy bit macho and does lots of things on a gas burner, and I read books (and this year, knit) and get fed yummy treats, till he decides he needs coffee and we drive to the nearest town, where we mooch and buy trashy magazines.

I'm not a big New Year's fan - the pressure of doing something "exciting enough" kills me - so we're going low-key again. It's not everyone's idea of fun, but we like it. I hope that you'll be doing whatever floats your boat, too.


Blogger Violet said...

I'm sure I'll be up till the wee hours on NY's Eve - if only to feed the baby...

10:28 am  
Blogger The Skirt said...

Heh, I bet you'll out-last me! Last year I was pooped and in bed by 12.45.

9:33 am  

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