Chuggy, I would be really worried about carrying a fully-iced cake on the bike!
Well, I have some good news and some bad news from SM. The good news is that the friend is going to stay with The Friend from Christmas Eve until 1st Jan. so no worries about her being on her own. The bad news is that the friend is going to The Friend's from Christmas Eve until 1st Jan, SM will be lonely and want to spend lots of time here. Be careful what you wish for...
It's beautiful here today, bright and dry, not even too cold.SM and I did a bit of shopping and then went down to the beach cafe for refreshments.
I totally agree with not cooking things that, whilst traditional, no-one likes anyway. Our house is a no-go area as far as sprouts are concerned. MIL will complain but no-one else would eat the vile things .
After aousy night's sleep, I cut aquagym a bit short and managed a rest before meeting bff. She needed to be back earlier than usual so I was able to come home and get a couple of hours sleep this arvo
(((Pippi))) I diagnose too much work and too little 'me time'. Unfortunately, whatever I prescribe won't be possible until January!Glad you managed a bit ofa walk in the fresh air today, every little helps
Well run Spence.
Meldy,I'm glad to hear that the FGO seems to be OK. We are all rather fond of the old boy.
Chuggs, you are right that the concert really helped get me in the seasonal spirit. It's difficult to compare the 2 evenings as the sounds are very different, Monday's event was an orchestra while yesterday's was a 'band' - woodwind, brass and percussion but no strings. The acoustics in the Minster are great, it really felt as if the building was joining in. It was very cold walking back to the car, my leg doesn't like that at all!
Today, after a very quiet morning, we went out for a get together with some of the out-laws at a local cafe. It was a very relaxed couple of hours - so really no reason why I should be struggling as much as I am. MS has packed me off to bed, I'm not fit for anything else
Chuggy, I bet you look back and wonder how you ever managed to find time to w*rk! I know that this year will be special as C1 will be with you for the first time in ages, I hope that you all have a lovely time.
Yummity, good to see you, I was wondering whether we needed to get the old bus fired up (no, I don't mean Meldy ). Sounds as if both w*rk and home are 'challenging', I hope you get a decent break over Christmas.
Spence, I suspect that a few of your colleagues are feeling the strain! Glad you managed to get peeps home safe and sound.
Daffs, a leisurely morning sounds just what you needed, glad that PR was cancelled so you have no cause for even a smidgen of guilt.
(((Snaily))) glad that you will be in Stoke with those you love at Christmas.
I don't really know how SB is doing without the gf. We will speak on the phone tomorrow but I won't really know the details until I see him face to face. He will come home on Christmas Eve and stay until 2nd Jan, heaven knows how his allergies will be by that time! It will be lovely to have him here, it will be the first time for 5 years that he has been home on Christmas Day, but I don't think he will be full of joy (nor will I come to that)!
SM has just phoned to say that she has had a card from people she doesn't know. She told me their names - it is her cousin and his wife . She is still safe to be where she is, I believe, but it is a sign that she is getting more forgetful
Tonight is the 2nd band/orchestra of the season, this time in the Minster. TBH, I'd rather have a quiet evening in with MS but the tickets are paid for so we're certainly not wasting them!