Good morning, everyone. It's cold this morning again although there's no frost as far as I can tell. It's definitely much more like the Novembers I remember as a child that recent ones which have tended to be mild and muggy. BBC says that the morning will be nice but the afternoon will be wet. We will see.
Yesterday wasn't complicated, unlike other days this week. In fact, it was positively gentle. The drive home was great with very little traffic and no hold-ups at all. I remembered to pick up the Christmas tree on the way and later on Beth and I opened the box to take a little peep. It's heavier than the old one, I think, but is going to be easier to put together and it does look nice.
We have a little family tradition regarding the Christmas tree that started when Alex was a little boy. It was the Sunday before Christmas when Beth and Alex came around for Christmas Tree Day.
I got plenty of goodies in and both of them helped me to put up and decorate the tree after a buffet lunch (and a bit of alcohol for Beth and me), after which we admired for ages, popped under the pressies we had wrapped and then settled down to watch Christmas films with more Christmas nibbles.
It's changed somewhat since then as Alex has grown up but the basics are the same. Because of events this year, Christmas Tree Day is a week earlier on December 15th and I'm not sure Alex will actually come but it will still happen. OK, so refreshments will be more restrained but I have the same old favourite films, the same decorations (more or less) and the same schedule.
I'm delighted that Beth has found a home for the old tree with a charity that works with the homeless and will use it in their shop/cafe over Christmas. Brilliant!
Today, because I did two tuition sessions yesterday, is a free day and it's my first jolly of the new regime. I will be catching the 9:08 bus into town and then the train to Stratford. The tickets are in my purse and, fingers crossed, there's nothing to stop me!
OK, so it's hardly an adventure, just a treat but I'm looking forward to somewhere new.
Wish me luck and have a great day yourself.