Archive for April 2014

What happened last season…

April 20, 2014

Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates! Time has just flown by! I am also struggling to understand why I no longer have time to blog since my last entry in December. Let me recall what has happened since.

January 2014

Started a month-long major major renovation of our downstairs bathroom. It cost us a whooping £8,000 but we finally after 8 years of living here, have a new and decent bathroom we love. At the end of January, we went to Majorca, Spain for a week. We had 7 days of sun we badly needed!

February 2014

My mother arrived at the end of February and we celebrated her birthday at the very posh Celtic Manor Hotel. One of the upstairs bedroom suffered water damage due to our leaking roof and was repainted.

March 2014

My mother’s 2 sisters came to visit! We spent a week in London then 3 days in the Cotswolds. We spent a lot of effort trying to hunt down a large enough 7-seater which could accommodate all of us plus all their large pieces of luggage. We visited Bicester Village (love it!), Bourton-on-the-Water, Bath Spa and stayed in a very beautiful 3-storey house in Moreton-in-Marsh. Oh I also went to watch Wicked the musical in Cardiff, and I really recommend it!

April 2014

In April we spent a weekend in Tenby, which is a seaside resort in West Wales. We also visited Worm’s Head, a beautiful scenic coastal spot. Mum and I went to Amsterdam for 3 days on our own to visit the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens. Not quite sure I like direct and brisk manner of the Dutch, which came across as rude to me.

Lucien

Ah Boy loves school and really enjoys going everyday. He is quite advanced in his reading, thanks to his father, and can easily read a book for 6 -7 year-olds. We are encouraging him to develop wider interests – painting, drawing, music, sports. He’s quite a sensitive individual, very astute to people’s feelings and emotions. But he’s also still got a temper and is such a loudmouth! “Quite a character!” as his teacher very politely puts it to us.