Hello, gentle readers. It it a cold, foggy morning here but, thankfully, there is no frost: if there had been, driving conditions would have been pretty dangerous. As it is, people just have to go carefully.
I got into town nice and early and there were plenty of parking slots. When I got back to the car park, it was crowded and cars were queuing to get in - on a Monday! That's Christmas for you!
I managed to do everything on my list and also found a nice Christmas present for someone which was extra but not unnecessary. I noticed that, in one of the precincts, there is a new shop that sells 'wholefoods' so I took a look in there and bought a nice big bag of dried cranberries which I use a fair amount. I visited Lakeland, of course, and am now stocked up with dried yeast and with red paper napkins for the Christmas buffets. I shall use real ones for The Dinner itself.
Once home, I pottered, tidied, sorted, knitted, ironed and generally kept busy. It was a pleasant day.
Today, I started off well by not getting up until after seven. That means a bit of a rush shortly but nothing too bad (or I wouldn't be writing this now).
Beth comes over after dropping Al off and while she works on a Christmas present for someone, I shall finish off the last dribs and drabs of School Fair stuff. Then I am off to school pm, not to do reading but to help the littlies get into their costumes for their dress rehearsal. I won't be watching the rehearsal so I shall pop over the road and do the week's shopping before going back to help then get into their ordinary clothes again. Hopefully, I shall be a very helpful extra pair of hands.
So - a busy day but a pleasant one!