Today is Saturday 31st October

Tonight is the night of The Blue Moon, a second full moon in a calendar month, but the last one to fall on Halloween was in 1944 and the next Halloween Blue Moon will be in 2039 (source)

The day has dawned bright and blowy but rain is forecast so doing the washing is doubtful.
No plans for the day other than writing to our friends and general housework.
I have no ida what I’m going to do for lunch today. I took nothing out of the freezer last night so it could be something as simple as beans and eggs on toast or a jacket potato, though I did buy a couple of pasties the other day so we could have those.

Our days are running into each other and we have lost track a couple of times of what day is actually is. It’s the start of a new month tomorrow and seems only yesterday I was saying that about October.

BoJo is reportedly going to announce a one month lockdown for the country next week in order to ‘save’ Christmas’.  Yeah………..

I have an idea about that, why don’t we all have a budget Christmas, ie, not spending a fortune on tat in the shops that doesn’t last five minutes in the hands of an over eager child, hand made gifts or improvisation. I’m thinking of an episode of The Good Life when the Leadbetters cancelled Christmas because Margo sent the delivery back. Tom and Barbara invited them to part take in their celebrations,  a traditional dinner, homemade crackers where you shouted CRACK when you pulled it, each having a joke, little novelty and paper hats made from newspaper. This was The Christmas Special episode for 1977 entitled “Silly but it’s fun” if you want to look it up though the clip in the link is unavailable.
Money is tight for everyone and family gatherings are unlikely the way things are currently going.  Being in contact with your loved ones (phone, Skype, Zoom, social media, whatever) is more important than fancy presents, over indulgence in food and alcohol then sucking on ant-acids for the next four hours.
OK for me to say I suppose as it’s just the two and a half of us and budget Christmases are the norm, but maybe it’s time we all took stock, got things into perspective and embrace what is really important to us in these difficult times.

Onward with the day then. Hope yours has started well.
Keep safe everyone.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Today is Saturday 31st October

  1. Liz says:

    Nodding and agreeing with you on this post.
    Have a nice weekend. Relaxing is how I plan to do it.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Our Christmas has for the last 15 years been rather a small affair since we don’t buy gifts for anyone but our sons, our parents and 3 best friends. It is always on a budget and involves hand made items to augment the purchased gifts… Hope your day was relaxing.

  3. SarahC says:

    Never was able to get on the crazy train of gifts. Simple life is best

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