Friday, 2 December 2016

No music, no dancing, no alcohol!

1. Welcome to our Aussie Summer!

Yep we're officially in Summer and it feels good.
The house is quiet. With University over, the kids are away,
and this empty nester is free as a bird!



2. Daughter Number Two has been in Cuba this week celebrating the end of Uni life. This is her latest text: "Cuba is amazing, but has become a strange place as they are mourning the death of Fidel Castro. No music, no dancing, no alcohol'

How many of you are like me, worry wart parents, when your kids are travelling? Well, doesn't this just sound perfect to you? It did to me!

Gold Coast Summer, Queensland, Australia
3. I would love to travel to Cuba, if we can get there quickly! She writes: "You must come to Cuba, it is fascinating and I keep thinking you would all enjoy it. It is safe and everyone is friendly and until Fidel's death there was a fun Caribbean vibe. Lots of history, pretty and an interesting way of life."


Of course we wrote back "no music, no dancing, no alcohol, no way!"





4. We're not doing too well with our travel recently. Some of you may know that we are moving to Bangkok, next year. Mr Wren turns up in Thailand just as King Bhumimibol Aduladej of Thailand died. A year-long period of mourning was subsequently announced. 

Our Australian Foreign ministry has advised us to:

"Refrain from any behaviour that may be interpreted as 
festive, disrespectful or disorderly" 


I did ask my husband whether we could delay moving, just for a few, ok ten months. I mean "no music, no dancing no alcohol" ... a year, is a long time!


5. I have some very dear American friends who are not happy about recent political events. On hearing that our family has been in Thailand for the death of the King, in Cuba for the death of Fidel Castro, they asked hopefully "you're not planning a holiday in Washington DC by any chance on Friday, January 20th, 2017?" Sooo disrespectful, but it did make me smile!



Well, as we are still living in Australia, 
here's to a fully festive, disrespectful and disorderly Christmas.  
Can someone pass me a drink please?!


Linking with Thanks to Amy at Love Made my Home




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