03.10.2010 - 22.12.2010 -1 °C
Firstly, a big apology for not keeping more up to date with this blog. Mark and I have both had massive ups and downs in the last few months, and many hard decisions have had to be made. But were still here in London, both working in jobs we enjoy, and looking forward to a new year of new surprises, adventures and challenges. And what a year it has been!
Well, as many of you know, Mark and I have decided to go our separate ways. It was by no means an easy decision, but we are still best friends, and we still live together for now. We help and support each other over here, London can be a very lonely place and Im so grateful that we still have a very strong friendship.
On my side of things, I have managed to get myself a fantastic job teaching Art and Photography at a very nice school, and I have met some people in creative industries which have excellent contacts for me. I am working on a project with one of my classes that will be shown in The Royal Albert Hall which is fantastic career wise for me, and I have made some great friends in the department. Im also going to be running adult photography classes from the school one night a week starting from January too, so that will be a bit of extra money and great experience. Below are a few photos from school and my work Christmas party.
Mark is still working for Gallow Glass, he really enjoys it and has made lots of friends there too. He still gets to work in the most amazing places, this week he is working for the massive London Cirque Du Soleil show. He has seen places in London that most people who have lived here their whole lives will never see! He is really looking forward to next March when his friend Heath is coming over, they are going on a bus tour around Europe in April. Here is a photo of Mark in front of the work truck on the first day it snowed - very exciting!
On that subject, we have been getting heaps of snow! Its exciting but causing chaos in the UK. Both of us have been getting up and looking out the window every morning to a blanket of white - very different to what we are used to! Thermals are an absolute necessity and we have both had to stock up on these. Fortunately they are pretty cheap here.
Christmas day will be hard without you all, but we have both planned things with friends to try and have a good time and keep busy. Mark has a friend from work who has invited him and another Aussie he works with to have Christmas dinner at his house with his family. I have booked a ticket to go and visit a friend who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, who is also from Newcastle and has no family here. I am a little worried about weather I will actually get there though, as the snow is causing a lot of problems with the trains. If I cant get there, Mark and I will do something together. I am meant to leave on Christmas eve, so fingers crossed.
Well, a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our family and friends, we miss you all and think of you all the time. This will probably be the one and only white Christmas we have, so we will try and enjoy it as best we can! Im sure there will be lots of mulled wine involved!
Lots and lots of love, kisses and hugs, we LOVE YOU!!! XOXOOXOXOXXOXOXO