25 December 2010


...you a happy holiday season and all the best for 2011.

The Christmas cards are all written and posted, and the presents all bought and delivered (which is a good thing as it is Christmas Day here). I am now officially on holiday from work...and from the family. And to ensure that the latter occurs I have unplugged my phone. Yes, it sounds like a desperate move, but asking my family to respect my request for space last year didn't work. So this year I decided to be proactive!

And now that I am on holiday...and I have a new modem, which seems to have stabilized by download speed, I'm planning to visit you all profusely. You have been warned *grin*


  1. Merry Christmas Orannia! I think that unplugging your phone for quiet "me" time is perfect. Hey, if they don't want to play nice then you have to change the rules! lol

    Take care!
    {{big hug}}

  2. Merry Christmas, orannia! Enjoy your holiday. xoxo

  3. Merry Christmas Orannia! I love that you've unplugged your phone - good for you. Sounds like a fun and relaxing time you'll have. Enjoy!

  4. Merry Christmas, Orannia! Enjoy your holidays, your space and your reading. :D

  5. Happy Holidays! Wishing you much love, happiness, luck, health and wealth!

  6. Happy holidays to you! I'm so glad that you've taken steps to get the space you need. :)

    I don't have to go back to work again until January 4. Yay!!!

  7. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!I was reading you banner and I totally understand how you feel. When I first started blogging I was so nervous about what I was saying, etc. Now I've really gotten comfortable with writing and it's become easier and easier to express myself. I hope you've found it to be the same. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  8. *rushing in late*

    I hope you did have a wonderfully quiet Christmas *tight hug* Best wishes!

    And... welcome back! *grin*

  9. Tracy - thank you! Happy New Year! And yes...unplugging is a desparate move, but...necessary IMHO!

    Thank you Janna! I hope you have a lovely holiday!

    learn from faiure - thank you. You too!

    Thank you Carolyn. I hope you & Mr Crane have a lovely holiday season :)

    Hilcia - thank you. And you :)

  10. Mariana - I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday...and you get some down time too :)

    Chris - it was a desperate move, but...necessary IMHO! I hope you have a lovely long break :)

    Priya - thank you!

    heidenkind - :) Merry Christmas to you too!

    azteclady - you're never late :) It was lovely and quiet. Now I need to have lots more lovely quiet days :)

  11. Well done, kechara - really glad you went ahead and unplugged the phone, and I hope you managed to get some relaxation in over the weekend ;-)