Zaki and I are `home`! We have left baba (daddy) in Marrakech to work over Christmas and New Year while we stay at my mum`s in Somerset in South West England until mid January.
We left Saturday and flew into London. Here`s my first sight of England for 7 months. You can just see the southern coastline under that amazing cloud which towered upward.
Gatwick airport wasn`t going to make the same mistakes as last year and seemed prepared. These were a fraction of the snowplows keeping guard.
We stayed a couple of nights with my bestie Liz and her family (including my Godson) in West London.
|My mum`s Christmas tree with ornament donated by Liz|
|Zaki entranced by an oviraptor`s head|
|Bestie Liz and Godson James next to Dippy|
On Monday morning we braved the London commuters and got tut tutted as we shuffled slowly across the concourse of Waterloo station with our suitcases to catch our early train.
Now we are home and have sat happily in front of a roaring fire, eaten mince pies, done a spot of shopping and relaxed. While missing hubby, it is lovely to be here.
Today`s claim to fame is that I look like I`m one of the last if not the last to receive my tablerunner from Susan`s Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap. Sadly, I had to leave Marrakech without it. While I have absolutely no idea where it`s coming from I have a feeling it`s going to be worth the wait.
The good news is that while I have no luck usually in giveaways (apart from winning my lovely bloggy friend Di`s giveaway back in the summer) and am no friend of Mr Random, I was chosen by him as the Free Motion winner for the Duo QAL hosted by Rhonda and Rachel. Woo hoo. Nothing. Absolutely nothing to do with the fact I was one of 3 entrants! Thank you Rhonda and Rachel - I am absolutely thrilled to have won.
For those who really are driving home for Christmas, this one is for you... (my mum has just said, "You`re not putting that awaful song on your blog are you?"