Wednesday 3 January 2018

Wednesday: The Ninth Day of Christmas.

Good morning, everyone.  How are things settling down after the enjoyable interruptions of Christmas and New Year?  Our local school is starting again today although I know that in some areas they didn't break up until the Friday before Christmas so have until the beginning of next week before they have to go back.  A lot of people have taken down their decorations now but I'm waiting until the 6th (or thereabouts) and am still enjoying the bright sparkles and twinkles.

Today's letter is I.  Oh, I have had such difficulty with this one.
I thought of putting 'I'; (i.e. 'myself') first but I reckon I do that enough/too much already.
In despair I thought I'd make it 'In your hands' meaning 'do you have any ideas?' but that's just a cop out!

And then I remembered that in my freezer I have a bag of ice which I bought for Christmas and didn't really use much apart from Christmas dinner in the water jug.  It may sound silly but I think a few ice cubes chinking in a cold drink makes it more special and definitely festive and as I am trying to stick to mostly water, it really helps.  So I think today and in the next days I will use those ice cubes to give my cold drinks a bit of interest (oooh, another I word there) and make me feel I am spoiling myself.

So I is for Ice.  Unless you know better, of course.  :-)

T:   Turkey - dealing with the Christmas bird
W:  Winter Ware - using my Christmas plates
E:   Exercise and Energy - start to get moving over the new year
L:   Low-fat Living - the side effects of a very low fat diet
F:   Festive Fish - kedgeree or the like
T:   Thermal slipper-socks.  Warm feet, happy me!
H:   Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

N:   No-waste Nuts - the joy of sharing
I:    Iced Imbibations (is that actually a word?)


  1. Ice seems quite appropriate - and it does make a cold drink seem more of a luxury than just a drink

  2. That's how it seems to me too. Maybe it is just making that little bit of an effort, even if it's not home made ice!
    J x

  3. Reminds me of a conversation aka advice from a recent radio programme. The discussion being about so-called 'dry' January. They were talking about drinks that would be non-alcoholic yet appear 'normal'.
    Imagine my surprise followed by laughter when the 'knowledgeable' interviewee suggested adding Angostura bitters!

  4. There is a word, imbibition, but not sure this is correct either!
    Margaret P