Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Made it!

We are back at mum's!

We put the journey off till yesterday because of road problems in Kent. We thought we wouldn't be able to get through. Then when we were ready to go, we found that the car battery was completely dead. D'oh!

Luvbug found a local guy online who came out within half an hour with a new one, installed it and got the car going- all for less money than a new battery from Halfords- and without us walking to Halfords in the snow and lugging it back. Brilliant!

We had a few hold-ups and diversions because of crashes on the road ahead of us. Good job we hadn't set out earlier after all or we may have been nearer the pile up!

Mum is sounding good.
We got the tree up and decorated it last night. Already there are lots of presents underneath (some from blogger friends- thank you so much!!)

We plan to do the food shopping late at night at the 24 hour supermarket. Hopefully not too many people will have the same idea and we will miss the crowds :)
Mum is all excited, bless her, as she has never been late night shopping before!

This mobile internet connection is really unreliable- sort of OK right now, impossible to connect last night- so I don't know if I'll be able to log on much. So I better say it here-

Hope you all have a lovely, peaceful Christmas, full of smiles and comfort. I hope you all make some good memories.
Love and hugs, tea and cake, everyone!!!!


Angel and Kirby said...

I am glad you made it safely! Icy roads can be very scary! You , Luvbug ans Mum have a wonderful Christmas.

Roz said...

Merry Christmas to you too Helena, and to all you hold dear.

Love Roz x

Julie said...

Merry Christmas Helena and Kevin and Dilly xx and Bob xx and Helena's Mum. Have a warm and cosy family Christmas. xx

Emily said...

A very Merry Christmas to you all, Helena. Have a beautiful time xx

i beati said...

Thank you and love to all there sheltered within..love and hugs Sandy

VP said...

Merry Christmas Helena :)

Hope your mum continues on her road to recovery - sounds like you had quite a marathon getting over to Kent and back - would you believe we've only had a centimetre of snow!

A few weeks ago you asked about looking after secateurs when ABC Wednesday stood at S. One of my other readers replied to you in the comments and I'm not sure if you saw it. Any road up I've made your question and the reply the subject of today's ABC Wednesday W! Hope you don't mind.

CherryPie said...

I am so glad you got through. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas xx

Stardust said...

Your mail has made it on Christmas eve! And yep, I'm opening it up before Bear, his eyes gonna turn green. =P Here's popping by to wish you and yours a truly joyful day, and thank you for the thoughtfulness showered on me.

Wishing you great holidays.. continue making things special your way!

freebird said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and may all those troubles of 2009 stay there and not intrude on 2010!!

Glad you made it safely and hope you had a nice holiday with your mum.