Dear friends, I have been AWOL and aware of it. Life at Burg Central has been extremely busy, what with D and I having to celebrate our birthdays in the same week as Christmas – mine involved going out for dinner and unwrapping a lovely … hard-drive, whereas hers involved six of her closest friends and a complicated sleepover; three carol services to attend, one in a barn at -5°, the other two actually ON my birthday; Grandma arriving and needing tender loving care; plus Christmas and etcetera to shop and prepare for.
I am taking off, both literally and figuratively. I plan a blogging break until some point in January, and I am also flying to South Africa for a whirlwind visit for my youngest brother’s wedding, with the stopover on the way back in Dubai to have New Year with the very famous G.
All this will be happening … ALONE. I am deserting my family and going away by myself on Christmas Day. I have been dealing with feelings of maternal guilt, but am getting over them. I’m ready for a break, plus the kids have both Daddy and Grandma to look after them.
I will see you on the other side. Wishing you a wonderful festive season, whether it is in the northern or the southern hemisphere, and a good slide, as we like to say here in the Burg, into the new year.