Paul - who brings friendly nonsense (blur_kiwi) wrote,
Paul - who brings friendly nonsense


Well, here I am, somewhere I always enjoy being and where Christmas feels right, Meeden in The Netherlands. It's been a foggy day here and there doesn't seem to be any prospect of a white Christmas, but that's not the end of the world. 

Yesterday was a long day. I was up before three in the morning and away before half past. It was cold and foggy in places but that cleared the closer I got to Bristol Airport. Once I'd got my car parked and had been taken round to the airport I was ready to queue to check in. It seemed that an awful lot of other people had got the same idea as me because the airport was heaving with people. This surprised me given the time of day but I should probably have known better.

The plane was on schedule and at a little before six I was on a bus being taken to the plane with about another eighty or ninety people. There was a bit of a delay while the plane was de-iced and made ready to go, but soon we were up and away and I was able to look towards the east and a gorgeous red strip of sunrise. 

An hour after take-off we were on the ground again at Schiphol. Not long after that I was in a car and, by way of Barneveld to collect Evelyne and her cat, Gerrit was driving us north. It was good to be back. 

Needless to say, I slept very well last night. Today has been a round of last-minute Christmas shopping and if it isn't done by now, it's too late. This evening we are going to the cinema to see The Golden Compass.

So, there you are. 

I would like to wish you all a gorgeous, happy and peaceful Christmas, wherever you are in the world. I wish you joy and pleasure and the delight that comes with this time of the year. You all mean a great deal to me and I am proud that you are all my friends here in LJland. May you all have warmth and love this Christmas time. I love you all.

Tags: christmas, nl, travel
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