Sometimes I just get in the mood to read blogs. There are a couple I like to check in with and more that I tend to travel around. It's so interesting to read about people's travels and lives. I tend to look for frugal blogs - hoping to be inspired - and espeically those situated in England - helps alleviate the homesickness. Usually at this time of year I get a little down. Everyone is going on about how important it is to spend time with family and most of mine is so far away and I miss them. I call Mum on Christmas Day. She usually spends the day at my middle sister's house. When I ring them they have already had their Christmas Dinner, the wine has been flowing and they are usually taking a break before eating the Christmas Pud. I can hear the laughter in the background and wish that I was there. My family is quite large, they laugh a lot (and tend to drink quite a bit!). My Hubby's family is smaller, quieter and drink rarely flows. I haven't spent a Christmas home in twenty years.
I try to keep things upbeat for my 'kids'. When they were little I tried to keep busy and tried not to cry in front of them when I got really homesick. I hate the song I'll be Home for Christmas. I won't be. Oh I love my kids and hubby dearly and wouldn't spend a Christmas away from them, but I have hopes that when they move on with their lives I can at least spend one more Christmas home with my Mum and sisters and their families.
Deep breath. Anyway on an upbeat note, here are a couple of the blogs I absolutely LOVE
This is a GREAT blog about a woman in her sixties who retired early and about the travels she goes on. I envy her. She goes on travels around her part of England, taking pictures and walking the hills and valleys. There are some FANTASTIC pictures on her blog.
Living a Frugal life. I enjoy reading this one.
No, this isn't a link to my own blog, but a link to another Ex-Pat though I think she's made it back to England!