Probably my last blog until Christmas. Can't believe the amount of snow that fell last Saturday afternoon - I've never seen anything like that before and it's only the second time I can remember so much snow in the UK. It was a strange way for my girlfriend and I to celebrate eighteen months together...but on the plus side it meant that we had to stay in!
On Thursday I had my work christmas lunch at Camino and while the portions weren't exactly generous the food itself was delicious. I had a bream and was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. On Friday I met up with ex-work colleagues followed by a lovely pizza at Cafe Pasta. My girlfriend thought that the olives were some of the best she'd tasted and the chocolate fudge cake afterwards was really tasty.
I'm so glad that I won't be travelling by air this Christmas, for a while I was a little worried about travelling at all, but the roads seem to be clear now. It does seem incredible how badly the situation seems to have been handled by Heathrow. The train companies seem just as bad as well. You start to wonder why it does go so wrong...is it a lack of investment? Or perhaps just bad management? Any ideas would be welcome.
Finally, I have just heard a lovely version of Merry Xmas Everybody (by Slade) sung by Karine Polwart. I heard it on Mike Harding's folk programme on Radio 2 and believe it's well worth a listen. I believe it might also be played on Christmas Eve.
So take care everyone, travel safe, and Merry Christmas!