Auf Widersehen!

After booking what might be the cheapest flights to Europe EVER many months ago, when Christmas seemed like a world (or at least half a year) away, we are leaving for Germany TOMORROW!! I can’t actually believe it. Mostly because I am so completely disorganised, I don’t really even have the time to be sitting here writing this, but I wanted to post an update before we left.

J has packed NOTHING. I have packed barely anything. The kids bags are looking pretty good, but I haven’t even thought about the carry on we will need for the 17 hour total journey. We had so many good ideas and intentions for Christmas presents, and have also honestly bought nothing! But we will be there and together and happy and healthy and that’s all that really matters…right?!

This afternoon we are both working and tonight is J’s Christmas party. Partners aren’t invited so I’ll be at home baking muffins for Walter’s playgroup Christmas party tomorrow, which is followed by Heike’s school Christmas ‘do. Then we will head home for a quick dinner and bath before heading to the airport. We really did think an 11pm flight was a good idea at the time of booking…

My head is spinning. My Mum and her friend only left us two days ago after a week long stay and worked has ramped up right at the wrong time and I really, really need to work on using the word “no”. I read a great post about that recently here on Fat Mum Slim for anyone else who struggles to be assertive.

Today J decided it was important for us to meet on the South Side and look at apartments, because now is the right time to do that, because we really need to move?! Some things are changing for the both of us at work so we have been thinking about moving but I’m not sure the day before leaving was the right time! The kids came and maybe picked up on my energy and were honestly FERAL like they have not been in months, Heike had a huge tantrum that was just beyond what a normal four year old should be doing and Walter kept hiding in wardrobes and we couldn’t find him…fun! I feel like I need to lie in a dark room with a cold cloth on my forehead but it’s go, go, go.

Next year promises to be big. There are SO many little changes on the horizon for us. It will be interesting and there will be a lot to share. But in the meantime I need to switch my brain off for a couple of weeks! Escape from Hong Kong! I can’t wait.

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Walter on his last trip to Germany…he’s grown a little!

This has been a very haphazard post, but it reflects my haphazard brain (and life!) right now.

Frohe Weihnachten and a Happy New Year to all xxxx

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