Stay at Home Christmas
If you read my last post you will know that we were meant to be going to the Gower tomorrow for Christmas. However with the snow we have at the moment – a good 4″ here and more heavy snow forecast tonight our enthusiasm for the drive has waned considerably. By ‘We’ I am referring to myself and my two teenage sons and my parents. We all live in Malvern no more than 10 mins drive from each other and were only going away for a change of scenery!!! On top of the weather my two sons both have really chesty coughs and I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t my turn any day now!! My parents were really not keen so Dad phoned the cottage owner this afternoon. She had been out to do her shopping and said the main roads were Ok and the rest Ok if you were careful. The cottage is a good mile from the nearest main road!
Dad took a management decision that it was a no go and we have cancelled. However, on a plus side the cottage owner and the holiday company have agreed that instead of loosing our money (and it was a lot given it is Christmas) we could transfer to another week next year. So we are looking at going just before Easter which should be great. I want to go to Aberglasney Gardens and the National Botanic Garden of Wales so mid April should be nice and my parents are interested in birdwatching (there are some estuaries near there) and it will be the breeding season. So a result all round.
Luckily, I had a feeling we wouldn’t be going so I had done a big shop on Friday which should see us through to next Monday. I have to say I’m relieved as I wasn’t looking forward to driving for 2 hours in the weather we have and now we can do our own thing and then just pop over to Mum and Dads for Christmas dinner which will be great.
I know there are lots of people in the UK whose plans for Christmas are going wrong, but wherever you end up and with whoever!! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and Best Wishes for 2011.