Siv was supposed to be heading home to Norway for Xmas today. However, due to the 'adverse weather conditions' in the UK today, we got to Heathrow, but after a few hours it became obvious not a lot was going to happen as they shut the airport....so began the long journey home. When we did get home we saw how much snow we had in out garden, only about 3 inches, but enough to make the Country grind to a halt!
It was the DnBNOR Xmas Party on Tuesday night. It was at Clause in Lovat Lane, and everyone seemed to have a good time! I left at 11.00pm, though some people carried on until the early hours of the morning...Not good on a Tuesday night!
Siv met up with Lise and her friend Henny who were in town for a few days. On Saturday afternoon they went to a concert of Benjamin Britten Carols at St. Paul's Cathedral. After that, I met up with them (having just watched West Ham lose to Manchester City). We Then went to the Spaghetti House in Covent Garden, before going for a few drinks at The Crown in Seven Dials. As we walked in we noticed that everyone was dressed in Santa outfits. It turns out this was a break away group from the main SantaCon 2010! After a few drinks Lise and Henny headed back to their hotel, and Siv and I got a tube home.
To celebrate Dad's birthday on Friday, we went to The Village Bar and Grill in Hornchurch for lunch. We had a very nice time, though unfortunately Maureen couldn't make it due to a bad cough - There's a lot of it about!
We had another stroll down to the beach Sunday morning, walking past Mariscal's lobster to see the surfers on the beach (see the end of the videos for that), and having a chilly coffee sitting by the beach at Buenas Migas.