Welcoming the new year, island-style

Working in the tourism industry, you eventually accept that you’ll never be able to spend the holidays with your family and friends and learn to make the best of it by celebrating with your co-workers and guests. From a certain point of view, your co-workers and guests become your “family” of sorts.

Some photos from our New Year’s celebration on the island. May you all have an exciting and meaningful 2012 πŸ™‚

Stars of Miniloc
December 31, 2011, just before the fireworks
Fireworks 1
The pretty lights reflecting off the water.

The rest of the photos are over here πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from Buffy the Fluffy Reindeer!

Subjecting the cutest dog ever to the ignominy of antlers. With bells.

Seeing as I wouldn’t be able to spend Christmas at home, I decided to indulge in a little Christmas spirit while I was still at home. Meet Buffy: our family dog of some seven years. She’s normally an easy-going dog – the epitome of what a guard dog should NOT be πŸ˜› – but she draws the line at antlers. She did not appreciate the tinkling headband at all. She stayed put whenever my brother held the antlers in place but shook them off the moment he let go. So yeah, that’s Robbie’s hand holding the antlers.

May this vision of cuteness add to your Christmas happiness. Merry Christmas everyone! πŸ™‚