I know I say this every week but Oh My where has this week gone!! We have managed to get most of Christmas 'delivered' this week, a bit like Margot and Jerry on the 'Good Life' except ours isn't coming from Fortnum & Mason!! More like Amazon and just about everywhere else, I think that every one in the street things that I have 'a thing' with the delivery man as we are on first name terms now, although there are in fact 6 people ordering as Becca is having all of her gifts delivered here too.
The boxes are piling up in the corner of our room, we have a few more arriving today and then thats it I think, apart from food shopping. But to be honest we don't need to get too much in, we have all the nibbles, choccies etc. Christmas lunch is basically Sunday Dinner, I have no idea what these folk that have 2/3 trolleys piled high with food do with it all! Plus the shops are back open the day after Boxing day, in fact some open Boxing day too (which I think is ridiculous)\!
Today's card is from Our Pat, I think that these 'Groovi' Christmas cards are little works of art, I know how much time and effort has gone into making that card, first of all the Frame, which is stunning, I don't even want to think about how long the Sleigh or the text took you Pat, let alone the colouring inside those tiny lines. It all works so beautifully together though and I love it and will treasure it always. xxx
Paul has half day today so we will finish off anything that needs finishing off today, Matt still hasn't decided on what he wants, so he will probably just get some money and can shop in the sales.
We are going over to Colchester tomorrow to visit my Mum, I am hoping that my Sister will call in and maybe my brother, but that rarely happens as we always clash with something he has organised.
I feel a little bad that we won't be there to take Mum to her annual 'Carols On the Quay' event, as past years we have all managed to be there together and you can see that she loves it. But Paul put his foot down and said that Sunday is too close to Christmas and didn't want me to be in agony when we have a busy couple of days in the kitchen and Christmas day of course. The journey is quite a bit longer now and seems to take me longer to recover. My youngest sister Emily has just bought her first home with her fiancée and wanted us to go visit them but its another 40 minutes in the opposite direction to coming home wo would add another 80min to our journey home. We have said that we will do it next time we visit and will stay over somewhere close by.
Lilian you sound very organised preparing meals for when you return from visiting family, you are so right about wanting plain/simple food after all the rich and indulgent food that we consume over Christmas. Do you buy local fish, it must be lovely having such lovely fresh fish so close to home.
Thank you so much for my card, I love it xx Have a very safe journey my lovely xxxx
Pat I hope Pete's medication is easing the pain from his shingles and not causing any other side effects. sending love to you both. xxxx
Right I must be off and get organised, Have a lovely day my lovely friends,
Love and hugs