December 31, 2016

Bye 2016

Spent the morning with nature as we visited Botanics for the final time this year and quietly ushering 2017 from the comforts of home.

2016 has been kind to us, grateful that I have my health, a loving family, a roof over our heads and food on the table. Noah started pre-school, Sasha graduated from kindergarten, Nat sat for her first exams in P2. Accomplished my travel goals with family trips to Penang and Phuket, a couple trip cruising down French rivers and ticking off lavender in Provence from the bucket list, a girlfriend escapade to magical Bali and a bonus work trip to Vientiane.

Caught Kool & The Gang, Madonna and Take That in concert, looking forward to Coldplay next year.

Started a temp job at CSC which was supposed to be for 5mths but will be back in the new year for another 4mths. My pockets have suffered from countless visits to Expo sales and outlets at CCP...can't wait to get back to work! Hee hee!

Did a mini makeover for the flat and it feels nice to come home to a fresh look.

The only lowlights were: Nick having a tumour scare but luckily it was benign and fixed for the moment with jaw surgery; Geraldine leaving for Canada and her replacement leaving us in the lurch after 7mths; and Pops being hospitalized after a fall, right around the time I started the new job. The new helper is attending her father's funeral back home...she lost him on Xmas, poor girl.

Compared to all the problems in the world or struggles that others face, mine were nothing. Here's wishing for world peace in 2017 and a happy new year to all of you. xoxo