Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My wrap up of 2009 in words and pictures

So, we were reading something online the other day and it had this review of 2009 in it and thought that as we have done a lot of things in 2009 we could do a revisit the highlights type thing, also we think it is a good idea to count your blessings sometimes.

So this is the Travelling Shambles review of 2009.

Most awesome live music:
Tori Amos
Andrew Bird
Anais Mitchell
James Marsters
Modest Mouse
The Decemberists

Most awesome West End shows:
The Phantom of the Opera

An aside about the above photos:
So Shelley ordered Ambers Birthday present from America online and it hadn't arrived in time for her birthday so Shelley secretly brought tickets for Chicago for the same date as her birthday then suggested that we spend the day in London just doing touristy things. I managed to get her within site of the theatre (complete with 6 foot neon sign) before she clicked on to what I was doing. So the above photos are her grinning like a mad thing as she has just figured out what we were really doing to mark her special day.
A big thank you to Ma and Pa Watson who gave us Christmas money as this is what we spent it on. Ambers real Birthday present still hasn't arrived so I won't be letting on to what it is but I imagine she might like to tell you all herself when she finally gets it!
And another note on West End productions, Amber got us tickets to see Billy Elliot for my Christmas present!

Obviously, one of the biggest highlights of the year was having Ma and Pa Watson and Simon visit us here in the U.K We went to so many places and saw so many things it is hard to single anything specific out!

Our trip to Wales (being the only trip we took in 2009) also deserves a mention here.
With the enormous dogs, the funny sounding place names, and the funnier sounding people, Wales was a heap of fun.

I don't think that Amber will be very impressed that I have posted this photo but I think it is so funny. The reason they are wearing head lamps is because we were in a tent playing cards and it was the easiest way to see. I had one also but there is no evidence so I can deny it!

So on to 2010.
We hope this year will be filled with travel and adventures and fun! At the moment it is 7:45 am on the 6th of Jan and it is snowing and has been all night! More snow than I have ever seen in my life!

I took these photos last night after it had been snowing for about 2 hours.
Anyway peeps I think I should stop blathering on and post this or else it will never get done.
Hugs, Loves and BBQ steak!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

tanks for the update.will just say once more that you girls have had a great year as we have too most of the year and am pleased to see you both lookin so good and happpppy.xxxM.L. N P.S.