Happy Christmas to one and all

Happy Christmas to one and all

Had a lovely day at my eldest daughter’s today. We had a traditional turkey lunch, delicious! Nothing quite like it. There were 8 of us there, including a Bolivian EFL student staying long term, including over the Christmas period. I would have been quite...
Flowers, more flowers, and exciting plans

Flowers, more flowers, and exciting plans

On Wednesday, we had our annual WI Christmas party. It was lovely! We all brought a plate of food to share. I was asked to hold a list of what people were bringing, as several years ago, we had far too many offerings with smoked salmon. Lovely as it is, there is such...
A budget Christmas?

A budget Christmas?

Christmas Season People are starting to talk about the Christmas season for 2016 now, maybe you are too. If you are struggling to make ends meet, November and December can be a very stressful time. Thoughts may turn to how the hell you are going to be able to afford...
What I Love About Christmas Week

What I Love About Christmas Week

I love this week! Christmas Week, (I think of it in capitals!)  the week before Christmas. It holds one of my favourite days, the shortest day. This means that Spring, is just around the corner, longer, warmer days, and an evening that doesn’t make me feel shut...
Reverse Advent – batch one

Reverse Advent – batch one

I actually got up in the loft today and sorted out a load of ‘stuff’. I’m trying to concentrate on getting rid of a lot more stuff this month, following Sue’s Reverse Advent challenge. I found a bag of five pairs of shoes. Why did I put them in...

Advent, stuff, soup and resolutions

I’ve just been reading Sue’s blog post about her new reverse advent tradition. Last New Year, I resolved to get rid of something every day throughout the year. Although I have been taking stuff to the charity shop, I’ve slipped a bit lately, so...
Live the life you wish you had & Merry Christmas!

Live the life you wish you had & Merry Christmas!

This pops up on my Facebook feed now and then. I have no idea if it is a real nurse that has written it, if they are real comments, or if there is some other agenda going on. But whenever I see it, it always strikes me as a pretty good way to live your life. On this...
It’s Christmas Eve – yay!

It’s Christmas Eve – yay!

It’s Christmas Eve!! One more sleep! Stockings up this evening, oh how I loved this day as a child. The anticipation, the excitement. I would have carefully chosen gifts for my sister, 2 brothers and parents and bought them from my saved up pocket money, wrapped...