The much looked forward to
Girls Exciting Adventure
(Winchester Christmas Market etc) planned by
Hope and me unfortunately didn't happen.
Poor Hope woke up on Friday morning feeling
very unwell and has spent most of the last 3 days
in bed with a high temperature and coughing.
We were both very disappointed but these
things happen and we'll have some more exciting
adventures when she's feeling up to them.
I still want to join in with
Rocking My World
which although is late,
seems even more important to
do at the time of the year when we're
surrounded by indulgence and excess.
So what have I got to be grateful for this week?
(well, 2 weeks actually, as I also missed last week's).
The Hubster, Grant.
He's been slogging away at work
and has finally made it through to his
time booked off work. He's off now until
the New Year and and we're looking forward
to relaxing and spending some time together.
for being such a gorgeous girl.
I must love her to still be able to laugh
after this little canine pre-Christmas joke.
|"Dad gave me a BATH so I thanked him by |
running around in the garden and then
left muddy pawprints all over the carpets
and rugs Mum had cleaned ready for Christmas.
I'm not sorry."
Do not be fooled by her contrite expression,
she's only sorry she was caught!
I have submitted her photo to
(one of my favourite waste of time websites!).
My dear friend Louise and the new man
in her life, Jady, came to us for a meal.
It was fun to get caught up in their whirlwind
romance and to listen to their plans for a
summer wedding (in woods with a funky hat
dress code. I'm trying to picture Grant in a
Carmen, who was VERY NAUGHTY
(that girl never does as she's told)
and raided my Amazon wishlist
and sent me this book for my birthday.
|(click the pic for details)|
The instructions look simple enough
for even me to follow ;)
The Christmas shopping is done
(well, I guess it should be by
I couldn't face the scrum in Morrisons
so enjoyed a very civilised wander
round a surprisingly empty Waitrose
at 6 o'clock at night.
It's only going to be the 4 of us on Christmas Day
so I wasn't having to buy vast quantities of food.
Conversation with son Luke before the food shop, having seen the queues in Morrisons:
Me: I mean, it doesn't really matter what we
eat on Christmas Day, does it, as it's only 'us'.
[hopefully] We could even have fish fingers!
Luke: Yeah, whatever, Mum. (pause) As long as there's bread sauce. And sausages in bacon. And stuffing. And roast potatoes................
Me: [thinking] So not fish fingers then :/
I'm looking forward to our
Christmas Eve family 'treat' -
we've booked tickets to see
at the cinema.
I've never been a big fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
but Luke and Hope both want to see The Hobbit and,
according to my friend Ali (who saw the film last week),
it's brilliant and there are some 'gorgeous dwarves' to look at.
The season finale of Homeland.
We all enjoyed watching it
(although we thought the final episode was
rather padded out and a little weak, we forgive it).
We're looking forward to a tv fest
on Christmas Day.
Doctor Who Christmas Special
A Paul O'Grady at Battersea Dogs Home
Christmas Special (awwww)
and a Downton Abbey
Well, I'd better go and get started on the day.
I'm meeting a friend for coffee -
let Christmas begin!!!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.