Friday, January 04, 2008

A Christmas Gift...



Before my computer went died on me I took part in the Christmas gift exchange and received the most beautiful angel to hang on my tree. Many thanks to Sarah who sent me this delightful decoration (unfortunately my photography is too bad to do it justice) but I really do love it. Also many thanks to Julie who arranged this swap.


Following my experiences this Christmas I thought I'd offer the following bits of advice:


1) Do not leave the inside car light on the night before you travel as the battery will be flat.


2) Remember to bring the camera cradle with you if you plan to download photographs.


3)Do not concur to your mother and shove the 1.1kg bottle of Daddies brown sauce into your suitcase which is already at its maximum weight. This will only result in you having to throw said bottle away at the airport.


4) Make sure you pre-book a taxi to take you home, at midnight on new years day the queue for taxis will be out the door and down the road.


5) Ensure that all the tools needed to recharge the car battery are in the house (when you know for a fact that the battery dies if the car is not used for 10 days). It is not fun having to go and search for the tool box in the back of the shed at 1am nor will your wife appreciate the mucky floor as your walk all over it in wet, muddy shoes.


Only one of these bits of advice did we follow, which one do you think it was?

16 comments:

Misslionheart said...

Mmmm... No.3?

laurie said...

i think you prebooked the taxi.

but don't you love how travel is so.....educating? in such unexpected ways.

Asha said...

LISTEN TO MUM next time and leave the bottle home!:D
You had to throw it out! Man, what a waste. Well..lesson learned.
Have a great weekend, see you Monday!:)

Alix said...

I hope it was No 4. I hate nearly being home then having to queue for a taxi - although I never learn the lesson of pre booking:)

Steffi said...

Really nice christmas decoration!
I think it was No 3.?

ChrisB said...

That is a pretty tree ornament.

I won't answer the question!!

nikki said...

That's a lovely ornament. Is it a Willowtree figurine? (Not to be confused with the Blogger Willowtree.) We have a couple of their figurines and they are very lovely.

Sam said...

I go for the taxi. You are too smug. If the taxi situation had been a drama I think it might have gotten its own post.

I just received my gloves! Cool! thank you!!!

Rachel said...

I am gonna guess that you pre-booked a taxi!

frannie said...

I'm guessing #4... am I right?

Carla said...

I think you remembered the camera cradle...hmm...tough call.

Kila said...

I'll guess #4 is the one you did.

my4kids said...

I'm guessing your prebooked the taxi!
Number 1 I know for sure, I'm gues with the lack of photos before you didn't have the cradle and uhm the brown sauce thing? Sounds like something I would do!

Pamela said...

you should start an advice column: Ask Beccy!!

Once a week you could answer everyone's questions.

Here's mine for your first post:
What should I do to stop the hubby from snoring?

(I'm thinking the answer might be that bottle of brown sauce... ha ha)

Beccy said...

Thank you for all your guesses, I'll reveal the answer on the next post.

Nikki, it is a Willowtree figurine, I'd never seen them before and think mine is beautiful.

Sarah G. said...

Beccy, I am so glad you liked your ornament. I've been having computer issues too, so I haven't been online to check out blogs. The exchange was a lot of fun. Plus it's nice to get new blog visitors!