I am back from Malaysia again, just in time to be with my family for Christmas……this time not to air-conditioned land but freezerland!!! We’re facing a bitterly cold winter here in Aberdeen, Scotland. My poor body had to go through the extreme temperature shock this time, being just back from simmering, humid Malaysia!
First of all, thanks very much for visiting and all your lovely comments while I was away. I’m so sorry for being very quiet here and also not visiting any blogs. I was back in Malaysia for the past few weeks to take care of my parents. My dad was admitted to hospital again, on the very day I arrived home. So I just stayed in the hospital most of the time to take care of him.
My children and husband called everyday to update me with news from UK , especially the freezing cold weather. I was actually very glad to be away just at the time when the cold blast and blizzards hit hard. Aberdeen was covered in thick snow and lots of flights were cancelled.
I was so worried that my flight from Kuala Lumpur would be cancelled which means I would be stuck at Kuala Lumpur airport all alone. Hubby was going to fly to Heathrow to meet me which I disagreed. What if there’s heavy snow again and flights are cancelled? Then he would be in London, I’m in Kuala Lumpur and my children in Aberdeen. We would all be celebrating Christmas in different places!! That would be my greatest nightmare! But, at last, we are all extremely relieved and thankful that the airports were opened and my flight was not cancelled. If I travelled a day earlier, I would have got stuck in Kuala Lumpur because the flight was cancelled. Looks like having a little wishing well in front of my house does work…haha.
Well, it’s no fun being greeted by -1 degree Celsius in London and -9 degrees Celsius in Aberdeen. Hubby said I should be happy because it’s already warmer!!!
My hubby cooked hot chicken soup for me when I got back…..hot, delicious and gingery! That was totally unexpected knowing that he hardly cooks…..trying to these days. The soup was most welcoming and just perfect as I was feeling so cold, exhausted and sleepy. I gulped it all down without any second thought…..forgot to take photo…..sigh. Anyway, that was a Christmas miracle for me. I don’t need any more Christmas gift from hubby. The soup was just the best! But then I still get lots of presents…big smiles!
Well, now that I am back home here in Aberdeen, I have to cope with the jet lag again and also the cold. I only had short bouts of sleep throughout the past few weeks while taking care of dad, so I badly need to catch up on my sleep and good food. A true sleeping beauty through Christmas I will be…haha.
In the mean time, here are some beautiful winter photos from freezing Aberdeen, Scotland, taken by my good friends, HaoChen and William. They love photography.
Wishing all my Christian friends
‘A Most Blessed Christmas’
and all other friends
A Happy New Year, too, to all.
Christmas for my family is special every year. We had much fun last year. Though it would be simpler this year, it would still be fun. Being together as a family during Christmas is the best of all. Here are the reflections of our Christmas last year.
Quote of the day……
“Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”
George Matthew Adams