Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

The last three weeks have absolutely flown by.  I have been staying at work at lot of the time, just so that I don't have to drive in the snow or ice.  I have to say though, it has been a bit of a chore, waited on hand and foot by a housekeeper, three meals a day cooked for me, bed made and room cleaned every day, oh it has been tough!!  But I finally finished work yesterday and now have almost a week off.  Not all teachers get nice long holidays, our students are there all year and actually want to learn which makes you feel a bit guilty when you take any time off.
I handed over commodoreship of the sailing club a couple of weeks ago having done it for three years and I feel like I finally have my life back!  Although I enjoyed most of it, you always get one or two idiots who are determined to make life as difficult as they possibly can, despite the fact that you do the job for free and for the good of the club.  But now I am free of them and don't have to have anything more to do with them! However, I did have a lot of support from some really great people who I would like to thank.  The majority of the club members are fantastic and TSC is a really special and unique club.
The kitchen is almost done (sore subject considering I have ten to breakfast tomorrow and ten to dinner the day after!).  I can't wait to get back to the barge which has been a bit neglected for the last few weeks as we have been getting the house ready to put back on the market.  I do go down to the waterfront and say hello every so often!
Once I can get this place cleared up, the decorations up and the presents wrapped, I might begin to feel a bit more christmassy.  I am really looking forward to the New Year and having time for family and friends and the barge and allotment.  So Happy Christmas to everyone and here's to the New Year xxx


  1. Great picture!

    Happy Christmas to you guys.

    A big cheers


  2. Lovely picture, Fran and hoping you survive the 10 for breakfast and dinner the day after. That sounds like a huge amount of work for someone on holiday! Have a great Christmas and New Year, though. I'm also looking forward to 2011....

  3. I love the picture, Fran!
    But I can't imagine cooking for 10 in an unfinished kitchen. And doing it TWICE. Very brave of you, even if you did have a week of being waited on hand and foot.
    Wishing you a happy, peaceful Christmas where everything goes well, and more of the same for the coming year!
    All the best -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Christmas blessings to you and your family, Fran!

    We have to finally move aboard Monday. We sold our bed and the guy is hauling it away on Monday! Also, Don is loading up all the stuff we want to send to our house in Alaska to take to the barge and have it shipped, on Monday. So, looks like we have a real deadline.

    So, we do have a little house in Alaska, but it too far from the town where I will be working, so we will live on the boat.

    I hope you have a great time at your gatherings!