Monday, 17 January 2011

Les vacances..........


We are putting the last things in our suitcases as tonight we head off on our adventure. Our one month adventure. First stop is Kyoto maybe we will see some Geisha, then it's Amsterdam, then it' Paris, Toulouse & Tokyo on the way home. It is going to be cold everywhere we go but oh is it going to be fun. See you in a month hopefully with lots of stories to tell!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Cylone Vania.......

Well we have just sat out our 1st cyclone here in Noumea. There has been many promising to come over the last 4 years but none ever actually made it across the mountain ranges that lays down the centre of this island. Vania obviously was very persistant and wnated to show us what she was made off. We spent Thursday waiting to see if anything was going to come of the tropical depression the was moving over Vanuatu then 5pm that afternoon everything & everybody was preparing for the lockdown that comes with the code red warning. From Thursday evening the winds started howling and the rain was coming in sheets. We watched this from the safety of our home or should I say heard for the next 36 hours. It is a very weird feeling to be in the middle of such a storm. It was eerily grey and you feel all closed in, to look out the window you see a haze over the landscape which is just the rain falling but it makes everything all blurry. There were no cars moving around and no lights on anywhere. It felt very much like a ghost town. Only now as I write this has the sun come out a bit but the winds are still fierce. Everytime I go to open the front door I need to becareful it doesn't get pulled out of my hands.

We are happy to say it is all over but we are kinda happy to say we have finally seen one too but I don't think I would like to encounter another one for a while.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tropical depressions & clothing decisions........

We are in the mist of a tropical depression bordering on cyclone here. We are hoping it doesn't turn into a cyclone as we are heading out on Monday for our big trip. Planned for many months it can't be stopped by a big wind and lots of rain. We have had a few days stuck inside & boy does a wii come in handy in time like this but while we are inside I have been trying to contemplate what clothing to take on our northern hemisphere adventure. Do you know what happens to ones wardrobe when they have spent 4 years in a warm environment??? Well it no longer has anything for really, really cold weather. I know I can buy some stuff along the way but I need to be warm whan I get off that plane...............I don't think anybody wants to see someone in a pretty summery floral dress & things in the snow freeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzing!!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


We are still eating loads of chocolates left over from Christmas! We are doing this inbetween packing boxes and nicking out when it isn't raining. 

What are you up to???

Monday, 3 January 2011

Mosaic Monday........

1. Re-Ment Cakes on Parade set #3, 2. Re-Ment Chateau #1, 3. Re-ment, 4. Random Re-ment, 5. Re-Ment Kitchen Cart , 6. Shopping for Re-ments!

a new addiction is! It is way too cute to pass up.

First Monday of 2011...............

Happy New Year one & all!! It seems the week between Christmas & New Year always passes in a flash for us. We have had a lovely week away from Noumea. We ate loads of food, swam in the sea to refresh ourselves from the heat, read books under shady tree's, drank champagne and played with all the new toys that came for Xmas. It was really a lovely break away from the house & stopped us thinking about things that we have to think about. We have a couple of big events happening in the next 6 weeks. Firstly we are going on a big overseas holiday to ye colde olde Japan, Amsterdam & France for a month and the second is we have to move house when we get back. The second thing is not so terrible but it is a pain in the butt. I dislike packing up house and moving but on the upside I don't have to find the house we move to somebody else does that. 
In the meantime I need to play with new things that have arrived in the mail while we were away, do a bit of clearing out and packing up and pack a wardrobe for the weather that none of us have really spent anytime in. If anybody has any good ideas for let please let me know I think I am going to need them!!!