Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3 weeks into NO-alcohol-vember

Now that I'm FINALLY over my flu and feeling like myself again, I definitely feel the effects of not drinking alcohol or coffee... more energy, no headaches :)

To be honest I haven't really missed the alcohol, maybe the odd glass of red but other than that not much. The only thing I really missed about coffee was having something warm and tasty to drink in the morning. I've actually decided to stay off the caffeine and start drinking decaf... tastes like coffee without the caffeine, win win!

One week to go of NO-alcohol-vember and 4 weeks to go before we're sipping cocktails on the beach in sunny Thailand!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A week into NO-alcohol-vember

Urgh, not so sure this was a good idea... I have the flu. I can't work out if this flu has anything to do with no alcohol and coffee or from getting sneezed, coughed and snotted on by the germ monsters at school. The season of cold, grey and sickness has returned and I've been booked off work for a week. One flu down, many to go!

Serves me right for detoxing ;)

Monday, October 31, 2011


Over the last couple months I've found myself over indulging in the vino, I think it became more of a habit than anything else. I became tired of being tired all the time and waking up with a thudding headache and dry mouth.

Since Movember doesn't really apply to girls, except for putting up with that itchy fluff on the top lip, I decided to turn it into NO-alcohol-vember... no alcohol AND coffee for the month of November. That makes for a very long month.

See you on the other side!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thailand for Christmas

About a months ago the husband and myself started talking about what we were going to do for Christmas. We could feel the Swiss winter sneaking up on us and the last thing we felt like was another cold, dark Christmas. We had a couple ideas, visit family in LA, stay in Switzerland and do the Glacier Express, Egypt and the late comer to the list, Thailand.

To help us make a decision we drew up a spreadsheet to compare expenses and duration of stay for each destination. Surprisingly, or maybe not, staying in Switzerland and spending 3 nights in the Swiss Alps worked out the most expensive. Next came LA and then Egypt, Thailand worked out the least expensive for the most number of days... how could we say no to that, add in the sunshine and beach and Thailand is our winner :)

Once we made our decision we booked flights with Swiss and Stu got in touch with a place he stayed on Ko Phayam, Ranong, Bamboo Bungalows whislt he was volunteering in Thailand a few years back. So flights and accommodation are booked, and then the floods hit. We are watching the situation closely but we are confident that we will be ok as long as BKK remains open!

So very excited to get to Thailand and relax for 8 days.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Norma Elizabeth Peckover

On June 15, 2011 I lost one of my most favourite people on this earth... my granny! She had a spirit like no other, you could always be sure she would tell it to you like it was and the stubbornness would shine through constantly!

I miss her incredibly... I miss hearing her laugh, her hugs and her greeting me with, "Hello my Robs". I miss making her laugh so much she would wet herself. I am very sad my children won't get to meet her but thankful she did get to meet and bond with Stu and was there to witness our wedding. My birthday has just come and gone and what hit me hardest was the fact that a birthday card from her didn't arrive... she really is gone!

Granny, you are always in my thoughts, love you lots and lots.