Another week gone and it feels like I achieved quite a lot -which makes a change.
It was so good to have sunshine last weekend. Son came over to help me fetch down some stuff from the garage loft. I had no idea what was up there but it turned out to be bits left there after one of Youngest Daughters house moves just after we moved here. Some things were mouse-eaten or pooped on by birds and other bits no longer needed. But now at least they are all down to floor level - filling up the space where I like to put the car in icy weather! Youngest daughter and her partner have split up so he will come and fetch the things that will be useful in his new flat.
After a couple of sunny days we then had fog and frost........days when the temperature hardly got above freezing and of course I couldn't get the car in the garage......typical.
On Monday I suddenly realised how much I needed a hair cut and gave them a ring and luckily they'd had a cancellation for that afternoon otherwise they were fully booked until the 22nd. So drastic trim and thinning done and all will be OK for weeks.
Tuesday I took the big bundle of forms and deeds and other bits of
paperwork to the solicitor in Bury St Edmunds............. a good
opportunity for looking around all the charity shops. Bury was buzzingly
busy and it wasn't even market day. Apart from masks and queues it was
like any December day which I was pleased to see. Most shops seemed to
still be open although I didn't bother to go up to the new shopping
centre where Debenhams will be closing down. Nothing of any interest in the charity shops even though there are so many around the town.
Wednesday I swam, baked a cake and sorted out some junk so that on Thursday I was able to take a load to the recycling centre AKA the tip. I booked into their first slot at 9am and was in and out quite quickly. In town I picked up the Christmas double issue of the Radio Times - an annual traditional treat that I'll enjoy browsing through. (I've already spotted a one-off Upstart Crow - Good) and had that exciting Persephone book find.
And Friday I waited in for a delivery, wrapped the grandchildren presents and finished off the family Christmas cards.
That's what I call a good, happy, successful week.
Today's Christmas Advent Photo is this book by Caroline Taggart 'Christmas at War'. I borrowed this from the library last March but didn't read it because I straightaway decided to buy a copy. I think it was the first one I got with the £50 Shop4all voucher when I changed my house insurance provider.
- Sorting out and clearing out things to make less work later
- Good books and being able to share them around the country
- Getting Christmas gifts all finished