Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One more thing before the end of the year....

Have been in London for two weeks now. It has been so cold and dreary most of the time.....it is wonderful to be with Camille, though!!! We have gone out with friends, to the theater, out walking in the rain and snow......Frankie and Frank made it over for Christmas and Camille's birthday. It was a surprise for her and.......she was!!!

I arrived on a cold and snowy day.... fortunately, it started snowing after the plane landed. I was glad for that!! The flight over was pretty smooth, but I couldn't sleep much. AND the plane was full!!! Still, Virgin Atlantic gets my vote for best service to London, I'll fly again with them. Anyway, where was I? Yes, snow. Well, just on cue, that little snow on my day of arrival has turned into the coldest winter so far in 40 years!!! Sleet, freezing rain in the city and snow storms paralyzing the country are the order of the day. One or two amazingly sunny but freezing days in between.....Need I say more?

Next year, I'm back on the island!!! It is really the only way to spend the Season. I only have to look at the Facebook pages of friends that are spending these Holidays back in Curacao. One party after another: drinks here, Tie Night there, some one's birthday, Christmas parties, brass bands, beach days........aahhhh, that is the Life! I want a part of it!!!

Next year at this time, we will be preparing ourselves for the reverie of New Year's Eve celebrations. I can already hear the firecrackers, see the sky light up with color and the music......aaahhh!!! Yes, from now on, Holiday celebrations will be at the beach!!!