Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas week

We only need this much snow for this country to get into chaos:



We've had some cold and snowy weather here lately which caused chaos in our transport system. When I say cold and snowy, most of my American friends would think I am talking about 5 feet of snow and very very cold temperatures. No!! For us in the UK any little sign of snow means it's snowy and anything below 34 degrees is freezing. I know, I know, we are all moaning about nothing but this country is not designed to deal with snow and cold. So the trains have been a mess since last Friday which meant that for 2 out of 3 days I worked from home. Not bad, if you ask me...

Xmas festivities have totally taken over our lives. On Friday night there was a Xmas party in the Officers' Mess and it was loads of fun. I would post some photos but some people would hate me if I do that. So no photos.... For now (*insert evil laugh*). Yet again we were the last married couple there (this really needs to change!!!) with other young officers and some of the girlfriends. We got home at 4 am. OMG!!!! I didn't drink but I was completely trashed for the rest of the weekend. Wow, I am not a spring chicken any more and late nights really take their toll these days. I remember the days at University when we used to go out like this every night. And be at lectures the following morning. Not any more.

So I wish I didn't have to work these days but I do. We have half a day tomorrow (Xmas eve) and then no work until Tuesday next week. Woo hoo!!!

9 comments:

jessithompson said...

You're an Ironman... you put spring chickens to shame, girl!

D said...

I'm not even 30 yet and I already need to be in bed before midnight or I'm crap for a day or two after.

Beth said...

You know, I don't think I knew that it doesn't snow much in the UK. Is that everywhere in the UK or just where you live? Interesting!!! I thought it was really cold and snowy there too! :) Anyway - hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time off from work - very much deserved!! :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

heehee. The best was the email on Monday AM b/c your trains were not working and I *KNEW* you were like, "Oh great, I send this to Jen in Chicago with 40000 feet of snow and cold!" lol

Happy Christmas! xo

MM said...

There are parts of the US that get all out of wack at that much snow too. Merry Christmas.

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

LOL! Don't worry I am trashed if I stay up past 12am with or without alcohal :( The only time I know what 4am looks like is when I am up early for training! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

You can stay out until 4a.m. without alcohol? Damn - that's harder than an ironman if you ask me.

Enjoy your time off!

Charisa said...

PRETTY snow!! Love it! good luck with the work, glad you get some time off. Merry Christmas!! :)

Kim said...

Glad you're going to get to enjoy some time off! thank you so much for teh Holiday Card. That was thoughtful and sweet (and a surprise)! Enjoy and hope you had a wonderful Holiday!!