My life on a plate! A place where I get to waffle on about anything and everything, and hopefully raise some awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and organ donation on the way.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
YAY! A very Happy New Year to one and all!
As we are already 3 days into the new year it is evident that neither punctuality nor organisation are new years resolutions of mine. Christmas was fantastic, the whole thing spent knee-deep in family, but that is what it is all about. Christmas eve was as traditional as ever; well when I say traditional I mean traditional within my family. Every Christmas eve as far back as I can remember, we have had home made soups for lunch - carrot or chestut, accompanied by crusty bread and home made cheee straws, made by my mum in the morning, then we all settle down to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" (again, done every Christmas eve, but at no other time!) and then in the evening we go to the local Indian restaurant, which is probably the least traditional bit but I love it!
This was our first ever Christmas spent in our new place, so it was particularly exciting. I managed to wake up in the morning and sneak his presents under the tree whilst he was still asleep, and exchanging presents that morning sitting by our tree was just lovely. The rest of the day was spent seeing families, exchanging presents, and eating far far too much. Boxing day is also fairly traditional in my family, where we all go to my grandmas and eat even more turkey, and the extra special mushroom rolls that only come out at christmas, and are only made by grandma, and eagerly consumed.
New years eve was spent at a party in battersea, and I came up with the cunning plan of wacking up my O2 to allow me to dance for WHOLE songs at a time! So I had a fantastic time. For the first time in many years, I didnt find myself fighting back tears at the stroke of midnight, which I am taking as some sort of psychic preminition that this year will infact be a year of good luck, good fortune and good health. YAY.
29 years old, small blonde and smiley. I love life, but was facing a death sentence due to end stage cystic fibrosis. Thanks to the generosity of a stranger I received a life-saving double lung transplant in January 2007, and am now a very proud mummy.
I am very much a people person and a rather girly girl, loving all things pink! I enjoy talking, laughing, utilising my love of talking in the form of public speaking and awareness raising, and inventing new words and then being unable to separate them from real ones in my head.