Tuesday, January 04, 2011

...and that's what I did in my holidays

I think anyone who has ever been in a Western school must have had to write at least one 'What I did in the holidays' essay.

The only such essay of mine which attracted praise, was a 'What I did in the weekend' variation, which went a bit like "It was really boring. There was nothing to do." Go figure.

Well, today was the last day of my Christmas/New Year holiday, and it was not spectacularly eventful. But I had fun, the boy had fun and TLM definitely had fun (her holiday goes on for another month though, so it'll be interesting to see whether it goes downhill when she has to attend her school holiday programme):

  • We went to the zoo 4 times in about a week and a half.
  • We went to the beach the same number of times.
  • I got to start and finish a tunic in a voile fabric of a mesmerising navy shot with gold, as well as start and nearly finish a sleeveless tunic made from 2 pairs of old jeans plus miscellaneous denim remnants (photos coming at some stage).
  • We played new games on the Wii, including TLM's and my current favourite (because we win a lot) which is a sword-slashing test of reflexes and doesn't require much button-pushing (great for non-gamers like me).
  • And that doesn't include Christmas itself, nor New Year's dinner at my mum's.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

Happy New Year!


Nigel Patel said...

I played the sword game at the sister-in-law's. It was fun. Maybe a little too fun.

Violet said...

nigel:it's only too much fun if it results in actual harm of yourself or someone else.

Amanda said...

Happy new year and hooray for fun! I'm intrigued by the sword slashing game.

Violet said...

Amanda: it's a great game for non-gamers. If you haven't got it yourselves, you're welcome to come over and try it out at our place!