Monday, December 02, 2013


I have been pretty pour with my musings this year folks haven't I... I am sorry, since I started work in early June my mind has been pretty well taken up with... well with work!  And then book work too, still publishing and editing etc for authors...

So some photos from a trip to the Brecons back in October, surrounded by such beautiful scenery everywhere here....


This small little church here was where we went for lunch!  Very strange... restaurant down one side of the church and the other two thirds were the pews and everything else church like!  The ordering area, like a bar with the menu etc and wine for sale.... in a church??? Seemed very bizarre!! But was scrummy, although scant on panini content!


This beautiful old building surrounded by the most beautiful red autumnal flowers.... glorious indeed!


We have flights booked! A trip to Spain in the new year, and at last, a trip to scatter my moms ashes... hopefully lots of the family will make it to NY, I couldn't wait any longer, I can feel moms impatience, and a promise is a promise... I can't wait to get there now, can't wait to see my family stateside and can't wait to fulfill my moms wishes....

Christmas is upon us mis amigos!  Our tree is up, what decorations we use are also out and about the house! Not much but enough, for us is enough!  The pop up tree, popped down last January with lights and baubles in place, popped back up in minutes, plugged it in and away it went! Maybe in a few years time I will feel more 'big tree' like, but for now, thats just plenty!!

All the shopping is done, the presents present, just awaiting wrapping and naming!  Random items winging their way here... before I fly them back off to all around the country... well Bedfordshire and Nottinghamshire!!! You know who you are!!!

I am my usual strange self at this time of the year, although not really got much Christmas spirit yet, thought it was on its way the other day a fluttering in my tummy and a kind of hopeful feeling in my heart, but it must have been indigestion...because it went just as suddenly as it arrived!

TTFN amigos
Marian



2 comments:

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Marion, here I am on the same side of the pond. :) I just did the Vancouver house for Christmas and I know exactly how you feel because now that I'm here I have to get back into the Christmas spirit and go get and decorate a tree at West Cottage. Actually, I shouldn't be grumbly. I'm looking forward to getting the tree at the neighbouring village of Appleton. There is a family who do a Christmas barn where they sell trees and decorations and have some fat little reindeer in a pen. And today I got some mince pies, so that should help. :)

Marian Bonelli said...

Hi Veronica, the Christmas barn sounds great! There are a couple of new shops here in Neath now with some lovely dams, I think I should start to buy some special tree pieces each year, I used to buy special Christmas bits when visiting my aunt in NY, in the most amazing places.. home sick again now Lol! Enjoy your Blog so much, take care, happy holidays! M x