What a bitch!

The year 2016 must be one of the cruelest years! Truly, I have developed the fear of checking BBC’s news feed because everything I hear is all sad and depressing. The death of George Michael was bad enough, but now Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were also taken away from us! I am so desperately sorry for Carrie’s daughter, Billie, and hoping that she is receiving enough supports from her family, relative and friends so she can get through this darkest period of her life. 

You, 2016, stop punching me too hard and too many! I can’t take them any more. Apart from my Bella’s birth, there haven’t been many happy news in 2016, have there?

Let’s pray for Debbie and Carrie. And Billie, I never met you in person but I really feel for you. Wish if I can give you a big hug to make you feel better…

 

Blame it on…

I did not sleep very well last night. Halfway through the night, I just became semi-awake and then started to think about poor George Michael. A sentence “George Michael has died” flickered like a neon sign in my sleepy head but I was powerless to switch it off. Hubbie, who was lying next to me, was turning and tossing like he was also having trouble sleeping. Eventually, I drifted back to sleep somehow and did not awake again until Hubbie brought me a mug of tea about 9 o’clock. ‘Did you have a good night sleep?’ I asked him as he climbed back into the bed. ‘No, I had a terrible night.’ ‘Me too!’ Then, we agreed the mulled wine we drank at the Eagle last night was to blame for our troubled sleep.  ‘Let’s not have any booze tonight’, Hubbie suggested, and I agreed wholeheartedly.

The BGMs of my yesterday morning was all by George Michael. I thought listening to them and thinking about him would be the best tribute to him.

I love all of his songs and especially this…

 

I miss you, George. And I am very sorry that you had to go so soon. Your music made so many people including me very happy. I just can’t believe that you are gone. Please rest in peace, George. We love you so much…

A quiet puppy is…

A naughty puppy!

She nibbled away one of her Christmas presents while we were watching A Christmas Carol this morning. Actually, it was not for her originally. A set of three stress balls were given to Hubbie from his staff.

Look at the state of the once bouncy ball before it succumbed to Bella’s teeth…

Am I her next victim?!

I am afraid so…

Bella took her prey to the Naughty Steps…

I confiscated the ball from her as I didn’t want the sponge to end up being in her stomach. You are so naughty, Bella…

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Winding down

Bella was playing with an empty Bi-Facil bottle, and I felt blissful, sitting down on a sheepskin rug and watching her.

Things are definitely winding down. How nice.

During this holiday, I am gonna get stuck into a book, The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe’s History…

While munching on my favourite treat…

Orangettes covered with dark chocolate! They are so divine, and I can’t stop eating them. There is one huge regret this Christmas though. I forgot to order my another seasonal favourite, marron glacé. I really miss the teeth-aching sweetness of the chestnut! Ahhh, l may have to run to F&M tomorrow…

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Whatever…

Should it be called pre-Christmas fatigue? I have been feeling exhausted and numb for the past few days, and I am not at all in the mood for Yule.

A caffeine and sugar charge at Shoreditch Grind…

My intention was to have a quiet break during running errands. However, hip hop was blaring out and hammering my eardrums while I sipped latte and nibbled on a mince pie.

At home, Bella was given a new Bella HQ…

She loves her new crib very much…

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