Hats off to you

Today has been a mixed bag of a day, starting with me getting up later than usual.
Our neighbour had a problem with her gate and asked Hubby to come and help her close it. It needed a shave, so he planed off some of the side and recoated it with fence guard. Closes a treat now.

Lunch today was stew, but I had to get the ingredients, so it was off to the new supermarket for those and hopefully a few other bits and piece. I got some lovely raspberries and strawberries at a discounted price, but the ingredients for my cheesecake all expired before Christmas Eve, so I shall have to brave the stores later next week. I grabbed a baguette, bacon and mushrooms for my snack and Hubby was going to have some sauteed potatoes and cheese for his.

For most of the afternoon, we were working on rearranging our light garland as it kept fouling the blinds. Things did not go well, and the alternative ideas did not work at all, so we now have 250 lights on the floor twisted together in a garland which will be put up again tomorrow. The tree still looks great though (and my train).

The stew was therefore late and we had that at 5pm. It was worth the wait.

We actually had some post today as I think we’re not having a delivery every day because of staff shortages at the local sorting office again. I had cards from my work colleague and friend from the ’70s as mentioned in my last post, another from a colleague from the book company who never forgets me at Christmas or my birthday, and a parcel from my aunt. She has been knitting hats again, despite pain and arthritis in her hands, and has sent me two. Hubby took pictures and I think they look quite good on me!
God, I’m so like my Mum!


About pensitivity101

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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14 Responses to Hats off to you

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely tree, great hat and Ive always said you are the spit of your mum 💜

  2. John Holton says:

    There is quite a resemblance between you and your mother, and that’s not a bad thing…

  3. Sadje says:

    Love these new hats. Look good on you.

  4. Love your hats. You wear them well. I look like my grandmother. I WISH I looked like my mother!

  5. Archon's Den says:

    Double, double, toil and trouble.
    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
    And what finally floated to the surface, was another outdated Fibbing Friday, which I attached here. https://archonsden.wordpress.com/2021/12/17/fibbing-friday-vii/

  6. Miarina says:

    Lovely tree! You are your mum are really cute and alike.

  7. murisopsis says:

    Those hats are a delightful pair! I really like the 2nd one for style but the colors in the first look so cheerful! I hope you enjoy both of them!! Sorry the lights didn’t work as planned… I hope there is plan B!

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