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!
Lovely tree, great hat and Ive always said you are the spit of your mum 💜
You might remember this post too Willow as apparently I am also like my maternal grandmother, though she died before I was born.
There is quite a resemblance between you and your mother, and that’s not a bad thing…
I see her every morning John. It’s good to feel close.
Love these new hats. Look good on you.
Thanks. A lot of work goes into them, bless her.
Love your hats. You wear them well. I look like my grandmother. I WISH I looked like my mother!
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And what finally floated to the surface, was another outdated Fibbing Friday, which I attached here.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/
Lovely tree! You are your mum are really cute and alike.
Thank you. I miss her.
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!
Thank you. Plan C is working brilliantly!