November 24, 2009


I can’t believe that it is 6 weeks since I last posted on the blog.  In that time we have had a trip to San Diego which just was not long enough and had John’s parents out to visit too.  This Thursday is Thanksgiving and John gets a long weekend off work (Thursday – Sunday off).

So what has happened during the course of the month.  We had a wonderful trip to San Diego where we stayed in the Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel and Resort and Carlsbad (  They actually bumped us across to their sister resort which is timeshare only called the Marbrisa (  We had booked ourselves a 2 bedroom villa and ended up with a studio apartment attached to a one bedroom apartment so plenty of room.  The Marbrisa also shared a back entrance to Legoland with the Sheraton which meant we could walk from our room into Legoland California (  We had a wonderful day exploring Legoland arriving just after they opened and leaving as they closed.  We drove across to San Diego on the Sunday having booked the dogs into the Raintree Pet Resort (  We visited Legoland on Monday; explored downtown San Diego, Seaport Village ( and also went on the ferry from Coronado Island across the bay and back with Kirsten on Tuesday.  Wednesday we spent the day at Seaworld ( and then on Thursday we explored the local vicinity which meant Carlsbad itself and it’s beaches and also the Outlets (  We will definitely be going back to San Diego in 2010 but maybe at the start of summer rather than the end this time.

John’s parents arrived a week after we returned and left last Monday.  Hopefully they enjoyed their trip even if they went home a little exhausted.  During the visit I (Sigrid) participated in my first 10k together with my neighbours/friends, Nicole and Amy.  I set myself a target of completing in 90 minutes but actually finished in just under 83 so was really pleased with myself.  Nicole and Amy both finished a few minutes ahead of me (  The 10k was part of my training for the half marathon in January, but the last 2 weeks I’ve not been so good at keeping up the running.  I got back to it today, but took it gently only running about 2.3 miles.

We also now have Kirsten’s headshots from the modelling agency and her picture has also been posted online on their website (  We have been given about 50 copies of the picture to use at auditions etc and I also need to pull together a stat sheet for her to be attached to the pictures.

I know this doesn’t bring you fully up-to-date, but at least it gives you a little more information as to what has been going on.

Best wishes for the upcoming season.