We are a small, happy family of four. My husband, a baby, a dog and me. My husband works on a yacht. A large, luxury megayacht which tends to be based in some fairly fabulous places. The thing is, where the boat goes, we go! When she was was just eight weeks old our daughter, Coco, boarded her first trans-Atlantic flight and since then we haven't stopped. This is a blog of our rather unusual yet adventurous life. No two days are the same.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

This Saturday I am grateful for....

Painkillers - last night we hit the town and did we ever hit the town! However, we are paying for it today, I just can't do it anymore. I am officially a lightweight. One glass of wine is fine, two and I'm a bit giggly and 3 and I'm sloshed. I should stick at 3 on a big night out and intersperse those with a couple of soft drinks not add a cocktail and a limoncello to the mix, that is plain stupid! Hence my being grateful for painkillers today - and there has been some serious pain that needed killing.

Having a daughter who is a sleep monster! - Today of all days Coco has decided that she needs to catch-up after a busy week. She has also been getting over a cough and had two teeth pop through so an extra nap was definitely well deserved. Both Angus and I are eternally grateful to her for sleeping for nearly two hours this morning and a further hour and a bit this afternoon! Her timing couldn't be better seeing as Angus and I are far from being on top form.

Rain - you may notice a theme emerging here, but it has poured with rain all day today and I mean constant, torrential rain so we have turned the Christmas tree lights on, put on the TV and bedded in for the day. Again, perfect timing!

So although I am not grateful for the fact that my partying days are definitely over, and the hangovers hit hard, I am exceedingly grateful that someone is smiling down on me and not punishing me too much. I have said it before and unfortunately I will probably say it in the future but I am never drinking again!

To see what others around the world are grateful for this Saturday pop over to see Maxabella. There are always some truly beautiful posts to enjoy over there.


  1. These days a hangover is too big a commitment. I am sooooo much more sensible the night before... oh man, I'm turning into a "Parent". Darn!

    If only we had a dollar for every time we've said "I am never drinking again!" We are like goldfish.

    I want a sleep monster... I have all the other kinds of monster, but no sleep monster!!


  2. Your daughter is the envy of every sleep deprived parent...I'm not anymore, but was one for about 10 years! I speak from experience. lol

  3. hangovers and kids just don't equal anything easy or pleasant! It's all such a good idea at the time. Hope you had fun and lucky you for the sleeping princess.

  4. If you're going to have a hangover, it sounds as though you had the perfect conditions to survive - well done!

  5. Oh, I hear you! We went to a wedding on Saturday night and the U2 concert last night. Two big nights in a row is definitely too many!