This, we can hardly believe, is the canal that was so bright with autumn colours when we first arrived! Now it is monochromatic, like a black and white photo! It is frozen over and covered in snow but not yet safe enough for cross country skiing or ice skating – those joys are yet to come! The passing of the seasons is something we, in Sydney, miss. Our seasons are not as defined, whereas here each has its own special beauty.
We are off to London tomorrow to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with our family – we are so looking forward to seeing them all again! I am not sure I shall be disciplined enough to post a blog each day and so, just in case I don’t, we wish you the happiest of Christmas and New Years and may you spend time filled with laughter and love with the ones you love. Simon is really looking forward to his well deserved holiday but is rather disappointed that it is only 2 weeks instead of the usual Aussie 8 weeks!