Christmas 2009 Letter

C is for Camping

We camped at T in the Park this year, a 3 day music festival were we got to see the following gigs:
The Mars Volta + Maximo Park + Franz Ferdinand + Kings of Leon + Calvin Harris + Lady Gaga + Paolo Nutini + Friendly Fires + James + Katy Perry + Razorlight + The Killers + The Saturdays + The Script + Hockey + Bloc Party + Doves + Lily Allen + Pendulum + Snow Patrol + Blur. AMAZING!

H is for Hiking

We spent countless days hiking through the Scottish Highlands and up many hills this year but best of all we completed the 3 Peak Challenge and then spent a few days touring Wales.
The challenge is to climb the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. The Three Peaks are: Ben Nevis – Scotland: 1344 metres, Scafell Pike – England: 978 metres and Snowdon – Wales: 1085 metres. The distance walked is around 40km, the height climbed is around 10,000 feet.

R is for Renovations

We purchased our house in December 2007 and finally finished renovations this year!
It was a long gruelling process and we have vowed never to live in the place we are renovating ever again. But we have survived and it has made our relationship stronger! (We celebrated 4 years together in November!)

I is for Inchcailloch

Inchcailloch is a wee island on Loch Lomond where we spent some great summer days relaxing on the secluded beach.
It is where Sarah took both her Mum and close friend Alexandra when they came to visit this year. Although far from the sunny island retreat we knew, when Sarah took Alex they got stuck on the Island in a torrential downpour!

S is for Snowboarding

This is the year that we start to learn to snowboard for real, we just hope it is easier than on the wii!
Lessons will start after this letter is sent but you can be sure of 2 things:
1. We will have very sore butts
2. We will love it!

T is for Theatre

We went to London to see the Lion King for Sarah’s B-Day.
We managed to take in most of the London sights and Sarah fell in Love with the city (for the shopping, obviously). She also went to London with Alex to see Dirty Dancing and they managed to accidently join the Hare Krishna…

M is for Music

T in the Park was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to the gigs we managed to fit into 2009!
Coldplay + Jay-Z + White Lies + Hockey + Little Comets + Deastro + Noah and The Whale + Camera Obscura + Al Murray (comedian) + The Saw Doctors (twice!)+ The Tragically Hip + The Pogues + The Bombay Bicycle Club. Sarah also went to The Counting Crows + The Hold Steady + Mêlée and Stew Take That + The Saturdays

A is for All Hallows’ Eve

We had another crackin’ Halloween as He Man & She Ra.
Sarah spend weeks making her dream costume and the final outcome was fantastic. What will we come up with next year!?!?!

S is for Summer 2010!

As we will be settled in Canada by then folks!
We are planning to arrive in early May so stay tuned for the welcome back party of the year!


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