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Holiday draws to an end.....

Saturday, January 05, 2013

A couple of days ago, my sister was lamenting about how nice the weather is in Belgium compared to home, clear blue skies and lots of sun despite being a wee bit chilly. It was the kiss of death - yesterday we awoke to grey dampness and it hasn't stopped drizzling since.

Today was the last day of her stay. We went out for a "last run together", covering a steady 2 miles (2013 streak intact emoticon ). A quick shower and breakfast then we headed into Antwerp.

We collected daughter's friend (of aborted sleepover fame) on the way, thankfully fully recovered from her jippy tummy, and hit the outdoor ice skating rink. It's the last weekend it's up so we wanted to make the most of it. The girls stayed on a bit longer whilst the grown ups enjoyed a beaker of gluhwein. We had a late lunch in our favourite pizza restaurant then planned to walk around the shopping area for a while, but the weather had turned decidedly mizzly by now so we decided to call it a day and return home.

I've just got back from running my sister to the train station. She has a couple of hours journey to Schipol airport before catching the plane for the short hop over the Channel back to Lincolnshire. I hate goodbyes, but I'm getting better at them! I'll miss her - we're very close and she does make me laugh (and do more exercise than I normally do) - but I'll see her again in about 6 weeks when I visit my parents.

We are now musing.....tossed on the horns of a dilemma! School starts back on Monday, accompanied by early get-ups. Do we set the alarm tomorrow and have a practice, or do we make the most of our last chance of a lie-in and wake up naturally when we feel like it?

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PUDLECRAZY 1/6/2013 8:45AM

    I say take the last chance to sleep in, but I am probably too late with my opinion. emoticon

I hate it when my sister leaves; I don't get enough time with her. It's hard to see family leave after a good visit. I agree with Jackie, play some music and fill the house with sound.

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CANDOK1260 1/6/2013 6:19AM

    Great blog and good job getting your miles. In

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WILSONWR 1/5/2013 11:30PM

    Glad you got to visit with your sister!

I think I would enjoy one more day without the alarm...

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SPARKFRAN514 1/5/2013 11:10PM

    ounds like you had a wonderful Holiday and made soem great menories to late for me to vote but me i would enjoy one last day of no alarm clock
Happy New Year and Merry Little chrisatmas !!!! so see the holiday was not really over until Sunday any way.

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LIS193 1/5/2013 6:30PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Way to go on the running - now you have to keep at it on your own :( What fun to go skating, have gluhwein and pizza - yum.
Goodbyes are sad but you'll see her again soon!

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JACKIE542 1/5/2013 4:24PM

    Glad you had a fun visit, I hate goodbyes too. You two were sure getting the exercise in, hope you can keep it going. Take care of yourself, I know the house will be quiet, maybe play some music. emoticon

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DETERMINED_ME 1/5/2013 4:05PM

    It's great that your sister had the opportunity to visit and that the 2 of you got in plenty of exercise.

I say get up early. Great practice to get back to normal.

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