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My London Town
This time last year I was enjoying the sun in the beautiful lush green parks of London, playing with the kids and strolling hand in hand with my husband.
Need I say more!!
Yesterday, I enjoyed a chat with a fellow Twitterer @CupecoyStMartin (the only place I want to be right now) telling me “It’s time to wake up and get on” after the beautiful festive season. How right they were!
Cupecoy Beach Club
I was getting lazy and rooted to the spot, and just a little too comfortable in my nest. The weather is awful outside, and my mind is wandering as usual to the sunnier climbs of the Caribbean.
I always need the sun to motivate me to do anything, and I mean anything.
It’s twice as hard because the sun seems to have no intention of visiting us here in London any time soon.
So here I am, doing as I’m told and putting fingers to keyboard and saying bye-bye this wonderful festive season and preparing to remove all the twinkling Christmas decorations and saying, Hi! to this fabulous New Year to come.
The Caribbean is still calling – I hear it loud and clear!
I went Christmas shopping at the Westfield Shopping Centre for the very first time with my 10 year old Little Princess today, and what an experience!
Designer, exclusive and popular stores galore. Christmas lights, decked halls and Christmas crooning all around. Champagne flutes, chocolate covered pretzels and gleaming crispy creams of my dreams. I was in my element.
I have never seen so many shops all under one roof. It was amazing, and I’m glad to say, I’ve still got it. My Little princess ran out of steam a long time before me. I could have shopped, hopped and scoffed the whole day. Those young ones, just aren’t made of the same stuff are they?
I think an early night is on the cards for the Little Princess tonight. Don’t you?
The time has finally arrived. I will be rummaging through, under and in boxes, trunks and chests. Boxes in lofts, trunks in cupboards and chests in garages. Throughout the whole process I will be in fine mood!
Do you want to know WHY?
Because it’s Christmas of course!
I shall be dressing my adorable Christmas tree and decorating my little abode with as many decorations as possible with my family. Nat King Cole will be crooning, Bing will be whistling and Frank will be smouldering the air waves all day and night.
Amidst it all, fruity mince pies and rich double cream will continue to flow, seeing as I have been eating them for the last two weeks anyway. Christmas has finally arrived.
I am wondering what would it be like to have a family Christmas in the Caribbean sunshine. This is something I have never experienced.
I adore Christmas in England, and liken it to what Christmas would be like in the United States of America, our nearest comparison. Every Christmas I have only ever experienced what has always and only been freezing cold. Sometimes with lovely thick snow on the ground, but freezing cold. Other times dull, miserable and wet outside, and as usual freezing cold, but I have never minded as I just adore the Christmas festive season.
I’ve also experienced Christmas in Cyprus on a few occasions, though many people are not aware it is very cold in Cyprus during the winter season. This experience made me realise how much I appreciate the invention of central heating.
I would now love to experience a new kind of family Christmas. A Christmas in Anguilla with the sun on my back and the sand between my toes. I would probably still lay on the festive spread and traditions, plus the snow effect decorations, it just wouldn’t be right, would it?. I would probably also light the flame effect fire for good measure, but an Anguillan Christmas would be a real treat, my Christmas treat, and why not!!
My business plans, hopes, dreams and niche ideas are taking over my life. I feel I have no time for myself but manage to spare the little breathing space I have left for my active family.
It is annoying, exhausting and totally frustrating not getting the answers or outcomes you hope for considering the amount of effort put in. I continually have visions of the beaches of Anguilla peppering my thoughts to keep me motivated … as in “one day, one day!!!” I am plagued with decisions and focused on making the right ones with the limited finances to fund the project.
But, d’you know what?
I’M LOVIN’ IT!!!