Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Another quick update

Well I am definitely feeling a lot more relaxed and rested than I was this time last week. We are having an absolute ball - lots of walking and getting a little more adventurous with the food we are trying. Al seems to think that before we leave we will be eating like the locals - I don't have the heart to disillusion him !!!!!!

We have been doing the tourist things - going to Sun Yet-San and Chaing Kei-Shek memorials. Tomorrow we are doing a morning tour of the east coast. We went to the west coast (Hsinchu) with Al today - it is very different to Taipei - a bit more space and definitely a lot colder. The temps are down in single figures so it is not the type of weather we are used to - having said that we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves.

We haven't done much in the way of shopping - things are really expensive here so even K has lost interest in the huge shopping malls. Now we are hanging out for Hong Kong as everyone says that is where we should be doing our shopping.

I tried my board shorts on this morning and they still fit which is a good sign - I think it means that at least with all the walking we have been doing, we are walking off the convenience food we have been eating !!!

We are off to the local night market to have dinner and browse around so I will be saying goodbye for today - take care everyone and hope that you are having a great time in the run up to Christmas. Look after yourselves and be as good as you can !!!!


Blogger Kate said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip - one you will all remember forever! Thanks for the email, it's really interesting to hear about what you are getting up to, especially since it's a place I doubt I will ever visit :-)

7:59 AM  
Blogger Briony said...

Hope you're still enjoying yourself and that you're not freezing away to nothing over there!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

Just wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a FANTASTIC FESTIVE SEASON!!
Stay safe and well :)

Cheers P

3:09 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

sounds like u are having a nice time. Just popping in to wish you a ver merry xmas!!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Glad to hear you're having a GREAT time! Sorry I didn't reply to the email, but hope the Hong Kong shopping is everything you hoped for!!!

Merry Christmas :-)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Thanks for the email. Sounds like you're having a blast. Hope alls well and you're keeping well. Have a very Merry Christmas my friend and I will catch you in 2006 where only good things are gonna happen.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Merry christmas!!

2:42 PM  
Blogger CaramelKitKat said...

Have a great NYE Linda, here's to a fab 2006!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Briony said...

Happy New Year Linda! I hope you're having a fabulous "silly season" wherever you are. Thanks for your support this year. I look forward to your continuing inspiration next year!
All the best for 2006 for you and your family,

10:20 AM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Happy New Year Linda! Best of luck for 2006.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Chubbymum said...

Happy New Year Linda.

2006 is going to be a good one.

Love Chubbymum

1:12 PM  
Blogger LeisaB NewMe said...

Happy New Year Linda and hope you have had a great christmas. Talk

5:45 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

Happy New Year Linda!!

Cheers P

4:39 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

Happy new year!!! hope u r having the time of your life!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR BABE!! I hope you've been having a really nice time and catch you around soon :-)

3:07 PM  
Blogger Sandilee said...

Hi Linda, it sounds like you are having such a great time on your holiday, all the best for 2006!!!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Happy new year my friend. Hope things are good with you. Will catch up with you very very soon. Just back from holiday.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Chubbymum said...

Hey hun.

How are things going?

Love Chubbymum

12:39 PM  
Blogger CaramelKitKat said...

G'Day - hope you're not posting because you're up to no good ;o)

10:46 PM  
Blogger M said...

Happy New Year Linda.

I hope you are back safe and sound from your holiday and that you had an absolute ball. It sounds like you had been up to this point.

Hope to speak with you soon.
M xx

9:24 AM  

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