Thank You Annette HERE for another great message from Richard. It really made my day. Hope his next show will be about hippopotamuses or brain. ;D BTW I was listen to "HMS Ark Royal" and this is really great show. :)
24th December 2011
So my feet are finally on UK soil, back in Blighty, nose to tail traffic and the usual Heathrow drizzle. But it's good to be home for Christmas. I think the jet lag might give me a sneaky glimpse of Santa this year as I am wide awake at 2am!
It's been one of the most memorable years I have ever experienced, the big birthday (which I tried to ignore, by sleeping through it!) and the privilege to be in NZ working on The Hobbit has make this year unforgettable. The places we have been to and the things we have seen, have surpassed all my expectations. I was very choked up as the plane left Wellington on Weds, it really has become home and to all my new friends there and my old friends here I would like to raise a glass for the festive season.
Thank you for the continuing support which you all lend as part of our community of 'friends', it really has an impact on me personally, I feel very much supported and I hope that waiting for the film isn't too frustrating. I haven't quite had the time to attend to all the signed photos that people were requesting as Christmas gifts for family and friends and I apologise for dissappointing them, I will get on the case as soon as I can.
I think next year will be like that last turn of the corner when you think you have reached the summit, only to find you are miles from the top and the climb is even steeper, but we are gearing up for an exciting ride. I even might step off the treadmill and put my dumb bells down briefly to scoff some turkey on 25th!!
Thank you all for the continued generosity on the Just Giving pages which in total comes to more than £14,000.
I would like to say Happy Christmas to everyone who drops in to catch up on the news and further across our online 'party' of friends, have a great holiday, and a cracking New Year. Just think this time next year, we'll all be crossed eyed from all the 3D movies we will have watched, and by 2013, technology will have advanced so much, we won't even have to go the the cinema, it will be transmitted directly into our imagination by a WIFI/Bluetooth microchip which we will have all had installed into our Hypothalamusesl! (Hypothalami?)
Enjoy the typos!
Peace and goodwill (and I really mean that, be willingly good, extra good, extra peaceful and extra forgiving)
And wonderful to see another Hobbit Vlog #5 :)
Wonderful gifts :)
In Poland Christmas Eve is day when we are eating supper with our families and giving gifts. We are eating fish. There are different traditions in different families.My mum didn't like carp, so we were eating fillets from different fish.
More about Christmas in Poland You can read HERE
In this year after my illness about which I can say: there was "roaring on the heights, The wind was moaning in the night" I'm mostly in bed today. I was at work all this time and I'm just exhausted. I made some small supper for me and my bro: mushrooms soup, fillets, barley for me, baked potatoes for bro and pickled cucumbers. I ate only soup, because all week I was on rigorous diet.
Enya Silent Night (about history of this song You can read HERE)
And one not christmas song - Trevor Hall - Other Ways
Some of You are waiting for my answer. Please be patient. I'll try to answer tomorrow. I should return to bed :) Merry Christmas and Good Night :)