I’m very excited to announce…
Posted in personal December 21st, 2008 by piablog

… that at this moment I am on the plane, bound for surf & sunshine. Yes that’s right, I’m on my way to my beloved hometown!!!

It’s been a manic few weeks organising myself in time to make this flight. Being a freelancer you can never be sure when you will be booked, and so it goes that I’ve been very busy in the lead up to this trip and have been madly juggling things to be able to have this time off.

So it’s with absolute delight I inform you that French Boy and I will be spending Christmas down under with my family this year. It will be French Boy’s first EVER trip to Australia and his first EVER hot Christmas!! I can tell you, he is very, very excited. Which makes me even more excited to know that he is so excited! This sort of enthusiasm is contagious.

French Boy, as it turns out, has not had 4 weeks off in a row since he was a student over 10 years ago. Incroyable, non? So I must make sure he enjoys himself thoroughly on this very special trip to my homeland. I have a few dates organised, ideas of places to take him, and wonderful sights in mind for us to experience together. I cannot wait to show him ‘my life’ – where I went to school, all the places I used to live, my neighbourhood, my local hang outs. And most of all, I can’t wait to introduce him to my wonderful mum and dad. It will be the first time he will meet them. Wow. what an anxious moment that will be for all of us (do you remember what I wrote in this post?! poor boy!) I do hope they like him, and he them. I don’t doubt they will all get on well, but you can never be sure about these things can you.

So what does that mean here in the (blog)house, do I hear you wonder – will I be here? Of course I will! But I will take a little break from the intensity of my posts and instead I will select a random photograph each day from my personal albums (I have been saving so many for this, I hope you will love them!), my styling portfolio, as well as new styling work that I haven’t yet had a chance to update my portfolio with – you will be the first in fact, to see them over the coming month.

But that’s not all! Remember the other day, I mentioned that I was jumping out of my skin with excitement, for something very special I have planned for you this Monday? I might be in mid air but that doesn’t mean I leave YOU high and dry mes chers amis. So please stay tuned and make sure you come back tomorrow as there is something very special for you that I positively insist you stop by for – its a little treat to say thank you for being such wonderful friends this past year as this week is my blog’s first year anniversary. And I insist we celebrate in style, with something über stylish…

…but that’s all I will say for today! Oh and this: I have enjoyed this year with each of you so very much, thank you.

Until tomorrow!


PS okay okay, one more hint for my surprise – it is my first EVER giveaway!!
PPS okay, one more hint and that is it – it will be sent to one of you, from Australia. Ha!


PPS no, it is not a kangaroo.

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  1. missmilki says

    Have an brilliant time! I hope meeting the parents goes well for you! My brother is in Sydney this Christmas, its the first time any of our family will be away from home at Christmas so I’ll probably miss him a bit – but mostly I’m a bit jealous of him, especially seeing your beautiful photos of Sydney! So if you happen bump into an Irish guy with mad curly hair surfing on Manly beach tell him I said hi!

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  2. jo says

    i have a big smile on my face right now, i am so happy for you and french boy!!! this sounds like a dream christmas!

    it´s been an amazing year and i truly hope in 2009 i can jump from goteborg to amsterdam, i am dying to go n_n if i do manage to get there, we should absolutely do something together!!

    pia dear, god jul!!! i wish you nothing but the very best, may all your 2009 wishes come true. hugs!!!!

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  3. Iels says

    Hoi Pia,
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and needless to say I really, really enjoy it! How wonderful that you and French Boy are off to Oz! I hope you’ll have a great time and I can’t wait to see all the nice photographs, happy holidays!

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  4. Iels says

    Hoi Pia,
    I thought I just placed a comment, but it’s my first time so I probably don’t know how it works 😉 …
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and needless to say I really, really enjoy it! How wonderful that you and French Boy are off to Oz! I hope you’ll have a great time and I can’t wait to see all the nice photographs, happy holidays!

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  5. cindy k says

    safe travels you two!

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  6. lizzy says

    ahhh, i’m beyond excited for you & french boy, home for you, discovering your home for him. the sharing will make your visit all the more special & fresh. and i know the sort of enthusiasm you speak of–you surely know how to build enthusiasm in your posts, with your hints & such. all the best to you & yours, miss pia.

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  7. Maia says

    Have a lovely trip. It sounds like you have good times in store!

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  8. Danielle says

    oh my goodness pia! SOOOOO exciting! so happy for you to get to go home, and admittedly, a bit jealous as i could really go for a dose of sunshine these days….and for 4weeks! Oh my word! I am sure the meeting of your parents and french boy will go swimmingly with you as their common denominator! xo

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  9. tempestdelfuego says

    Have a wonderful holiday! I’m leaving for South Africa on Wednesday with my husband. He’s from Capetown- this will be my first time in SA. I think I am going to enjoy a hot New Year’s celebration.

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  10. nadia says

    it sounds like the most wonderful holiday of all! I am so excited that all your loves will meet, that you will be in the place that fills your heart. Pia one year of posting is pretty incredible..specialy that for me, you and your your blog is “legend”

    enjoy every morsel pia and dear french boy your muse is about to give you a life time of inspiration!!!

    avec amitie,,

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  11. Emily says

    Have a wonderful warm Christmas. I remember my warm Christmases in South America. They were so laid back and relaxed. Our tradition was to go for a swim before any gifts were allowed to be unwrapped.

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  12. Red Flashlight says

    I love your photo of the sand in the shade next to the fence. Very inviting and landscape-like. Would love to put my toes there someday.

    December 22nd, 2008 | #

  13. katiecrackernuts says

    Welcome home and Merry Christmas.

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  14. Annie says

    Darn, I really wanted a kangaroo :-). Have a wonderful trip!

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  15. Yoli says

    Sweet Pia wishing you and the boy a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter and love. Enjoy the warmth of beautiful Australia.

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  16. Meg says

    Have fun! I hope the weather gets a bit sunnier and less windy for you. Merry Christmas

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  17. Tartelette says

    Lucky you! A well deserved break indeed and surrounded with al the ones dear to your hearts!
    Have a wonderful time and Happy Holidays!

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  18. my castle in Spain says

    Have a wonderful holiday with your darling boy, basking in the sun!!
    This sounds like a really exciting holiday…
    Merry Christmas !

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  19. bespoke press says

    Safe travels home! The heat is a coming and its bring the swimming togs out, the summer nana naps in and the glorious late summers day storms to complete the picture!

    December 22nd, 2008 | #

  20. The Deco Detective says

    Merry Christmas Pia!
    I’m going to read your blog during the holidays (yes, lots of spare time). I just discovered it and suspect I’ve missed out…
    Trudi =)

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  21. ringo says

    hello. i recently found your blog and got inspired! i will start reading from this new year!
    summer in sydney is lovely!!

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