Monday, 14 December 2015

Me on Monday - the one where we had Christmas Dinner 12 days early

It was a busy weekend, with the realisation that there are only 6 packing days left (and now there are only four - yikes!!), but also a weekend with some relaxation too - a chance to put my feet up with Mum, a bottle of Prosecco and Strictly semi-finals on the TV.  Yes we are both thrilled to bits that Anton is finally in a final and a little sad that we won't see it next weekend but it will be recorded and even though we won't be able to avoid the result we will still enjoy catching up with it in the New Year.

I finally finished most of the Christmas Cards and got them all written, addressed and stamped

 Only another 3 left to make and get posted!!

It was also the weekend where I decided that we would have a Christmas dinner instead of the normal roast - a nice surprise for Mr P to find the table decorated for Christmas, roast turkey instead of the usual chicken or gammon and crackers and pink champers too.

So Monday has found me running round wondering if I will get everything done before we set off on Friday, tackling the usual weekly laundry and one last trip to the chiropractor to get me match fit LOL!!  Thank goodness for to do lists - without them I cannot see the wood for the trees!!

Right I had better get on and get the rest of those cards finished, then they can be posted tomorrow.  If you want to see what the rest of the Mondayers are up to, then drop by to say hello to Sian over at From High in the Sky.

There is just one thing left for me to do and that is to wish you an early Happy Christmas - have a good one and I look forward to getting back more to more regular blogging in the new year.

Cheers (hic)

Monday, 7 December 2015

Me on Monday - the last crop of the year edition

It is still Monday just about - so time to go and give Sian a wave over at From High in the Sky.  It was crop weekend and the last one of the year.  There were mince pies to make for the crop and table gifts to wrap.

It was lovely exchanging gifts and handmade cards

It was Marion's birthday so there was chocolate cake as well as mince pies

It was a lovely fun day

And then we all went out for a meal afterwards

And Monday ............. well today has been all about writing Christmas cards ready for a post office run tomorrow, present wrapping and starting to panic about there being not enough days left for the amount of to do list that I have.

Thanks for popping by and if you want to check out what the rest of the Mondayers are up to, then check out Sian's blog

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Me on Monday - the Blue Monday Round Two Edition

It was a very blustery and wet weekend, it was a weekend for curling up on the sofa, being lazy, watching Strictly and doing Christmas crafting.   A weekend of warming roast dinners, writing Christmas cards and making plans for December.

Monday finds me finally getting to dye my jeans after the dye disaster two weeks ago - I also rescued the white shirt that got dye stains all over it - I love how the pattern in the fabric has resisted the dye.

 It was also a day of getting ready for December - advent calendar is up ready for tomorrow, Christmas candles are ready and my favourite Christmas CDs have been located!!

And in preparation for the Christmas baking that is to be done this week, I made my luxury mincemeat (take ordinary mincemeat and zoosh it up with cranberries, cherries and Cointreau) and soaked dried fruit in whisky ready for the Christmas Dundee cakes.

Menu plans for the next three weeks have been drawn up, the monthly online food order has been put in, the Christmas card list has been finalised - only another 24 cards left to make!!

Well I am off to give a very late wave to Sian over at From High in the Sky, have a great week everyone!!

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