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20 December 2017

So Long, 2017: A Christmas Post

When you read this the husband and I will almost be on our way to Cape Town for our annual Christmas holiday with the family. In a change of events we are flying down to Cape Town instead of driving. Earlier this year Mango in collaboration with Sanlam had insane specials on airplane tickets, so we decided to book it there and then. I am very thankful now, as I wouldn't want to undertake the 13 hour car ride while six months pregnant! We will be staying in Cape Town for about eight days and we'll be back home before New Year's eve - this will be our first New Year's celebration in Pretoria. Pretoria becomes incredibly quiet during the festive season as everyone goes away on holiday so I'm looking forward to experiencing that for myself this year!



This has been a long but a very good year for me and for us as a (small) family. The highlights include:
  • Getting a beautiful, sweet, and smart puppy, Mia. She is such a joy and a blessing and I can't imagine my life without her!
  • I obtained my PhD in electronic engineering after years of blood, sweat, and tears.
  • We went on holiday in the Kruger National Park. It was amazing staying there for a week and getting to see beautiful scenery and animals every single day.
  • I fell pregnant in June and we are welcoming our baby girl at the end of March 2018.
  • We went on holiday in Italy for a week for our fifth wedding anniversary and baby moon at the start of November. It was an incredible trip and I'll always think back to it with fond memories.

I have been incredibly blessed this year. And not only as far as the things mentioned above goes: I have had incredible support both in my personal life and on social media. People have been incredibly kind and I appreciate all the love and support for my blog. All the blog post comments and the replies to my tweets regarding blog posts have not gone unnoticed. A big, fat, thank you!

If you're going away for the festive season, please be safe. And if you're staying home: enjoy the restful time! I hope to see you all here back in January, have a good one!

Until next time!

Hildegarde
xoxo

* Picture from Pixabay

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