Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Wishes!

Hi everyone, this entry is just to say Merry Christmas to everyone back home in the UK and Ireland.

We're thinking of you all constantly at this time of year - to be honest it's a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. We're torn between wanting to be back with you all, and wishing that you could all come here and spend some time with us next to the pool.

Gina and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped us make this move possible. You've been so supportive about this adventure of ours, even though it has taken so long to happen. Sorry for putting you all through it!

We feel so lucky to have so many friends and family back home thinking about us - fortunate also to have so many fond memories of previous Christmas'. This move would just not have been possible without help, whether it was buying our furniture and cars, buying our house, topping up our hangovers, gifts and messages of support - they all counted and are very much appreciated. Sometimes, we were totally overwhelmed with your support and generosity....

Parents/Grandparents are especially missed at this time of year - just letting you know that the little ones are coping better than us but you're in their minds too, especially as we have photographs of family all over our house!

Something weird happened today in the local shopping centre. The kids saw Santa while I waited outside. Before I knew it I was being called in. Why? Santa only had the strongest Welsh accent I've ever heard, and he wanted to meet me because he recognised that the kid's names were all Welsh. It turns out that Santa was from Rhondda, just a few miles from where I was born...I had a lump in my throat as I was walking back to the car.

Here are some photos of the last few weeks before we left the UK, click an image if you want to see a larger version of the picture:

Happy Christmas to you all.
Nadolig Llawen.
Nollaig Shona.

1 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Hi Baynhams,
    Loved your blogsite. Had to print it all out for Sylvia!
    All at Oz sounds great except for the bugs. Just returned from Jon's. He's had a very busy time since September with over 200 hours in the air. Now looking forward to three weeks off. Every good wish for Xmas and the New Year.
    Sylvia and Ron