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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Home again.

The good news is that we are home again safe and sound, and the house was all intact.  You might think that's a funny thing to say, but, as we are surrounded by fields with no neighbours, it's always a bit of a worry when we go away for a while.

Thisisme is feeling very weary this morning as I type out this post, because we didn't arrive home until 2 a.m. after a journey of some eleven hours.  No snow this time, but extremely thick fog, so it was a difficult journey.  We were also stuck on one of the motorways for almost an hour, because of a bad accident earlier in the afternoon.  I hope that no-one was seriously hurt.

Coming back, on the radio, we heard about people in Ireland who haven't had any water for eleven days, due to all the burst pipes when the big thaw came.  So I have a lot to be grateful for and I think of all those less fortunate, especially at this time of the year.


The Christmas Markets in Paris are wonderful places to browse and to enjoy a glass of mulled wine
Christmas lights along the Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the picture

I have an apology to make to Mynx from my last post.  Mynx was in the Winners' Circle for the Petey Award, and she has pointed out to me that I gave an incorrect link to her Blog.  So I must put that right immediately.  Please go and check her out at http://just-tish.blogspot.com 

Because of travelling for most of the day yesterday, I am afraid that I am a bit slow on commenting on my friends' posts, but normal service has now been resumed and I shall be popping over to see you all shortly, complete with a steaming mug of coffee and a pain au chocolat!

Just one last thing.  They say that "God works in mysterious ways...." but I urge you to go and look at Bouncin'Barbs blog http://bouncinbarbs.blogspot.com and read her post entitled "Meant to Be".  As my Followers will know, I passed on the Petey Award to Teresa over at In the Middle Side of Life.  Well, it turns out that Bouncin'Barb has been through the same thing that Teresa is struggling with right now.  They are now in touch with each other by e-mail, and I know that Teresa will find BB's support invaluable.  This really does seem like one of those things that happen in life that was surely meant to be. 







17 comments:

Odie Langley said...

We never have to look very far to find someone who is hurting more than we are or without something we take for granted. Glad you are home and all is well. Those pictures of Paris are beautiful.
Odie

Becky said...

Glad to know that you are home safely. What beautiful pics you are showing, as well! It is wonderful that you were able to put Bouncin' Barb and your other blogging friend together for support. That just shows that God works through blogging, too! How wonderful!! :)

Thisisme said...

Odie - those words are so very true. Hope you're managing to keep warm!

Thisisme said...

Becky - hi! I think it was a higher force than me that put the two of them together. It just goes to show ....

SkippyMom said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. Hope you get a nap today!

Thisisme said...

SkippyMom - I think I probably shall when I sit down in the armchair this afternoon!!

Gawgus things... said...

Spooky! Some things are indeed meant to be..So sorry to hear about your awful journey. Glad you got home in the end!

Thisisme said...

Gawgus things - yes, it does really make you things about things that are just meant to be, doesn't it?! Yes, not a very good journey again, but worth it to have had such a lovely time with the family.

colenic said...

Glad you are home safely...
I am always glad when two people are connected when they are meant to be.
Hugs to you...

Thisisme said...

Col, thank you. It feels good to have caught up on all my blogs today!

Shady Del Knight said...

Europe is having more than its share of weather woes. You had challenging journeys coming and going, dear Thisisme, and I know that you are exhausted. You were very considerate to find time to post a comment to my blog and I thank you very much for your sweet and supportive remarks! I'm glad you didn't miss my Unmasking and the chance to meet the real me. Rest assured I am not dropping out of blogging. I will continue to post every 2 to 4 days and I will continue to follow your blog every day! Tom

Bouncin' Barb said...

This...love the pictures. In fact I am watching a Peter Sellers movie and a shot was now just showing of the Arc de Triomphe. You are definitely part of the reason why we crossed paths. Of that I have no doubt. Great post, now go take a nap! So glad you're back safely.

Thisisme said...

Tom (Shady!) - I am so glad that you are still going to be around for all your Followers, and I will eagerly await your posts.

Thisisme said...

Bouncin'Barb. Glad you liked the photos. I've been sat relaxing with a glass of sherry this afternoon, catching up on favourite tv programmes that I recorded whilst I was away.

Ingrid Gray said...

J'adore that view of le Champs Elysees avec l'Arc de Triomphe! So pretty with the lights!

Thisisme said...

Ingrid - Hi! Didn't know you were fluent in French!!!

Susan said...

Oh, I love your Paris pictures! I got a glance at them late last nite, but had to move on. What a wonderful time that would be. I studied 3 years of French in High School and had one year in college. So I did get to learn of some of the sites of France. And I'm glad you made it home safely. Happy New Year!