Yesterday went well. I got Dad's room ready for the weekend and pottered around clearing and tidying. Beth came round and had lunch and dinner here which was nice, before we went off to pottery.
I was really pleased with the way my two bowls turned out.
When advent is over, I will use it for a square candle over Christmas. I always have lots of Christmas candles.
I might use it for my soup at lunchtime!
I also started a tea light holder and have brought it home, carefully wrapped in wet J cloth and cling film, together with a lump of clay, so I can get on with it at home. There's no pottery next week, you see, as it's half term.
Today I have absolutely nothing in the diary. Well, that's not quite true as it's cleaners day, but that's all. I feel as if I have a gift of a day to have fun in.
I've just done what is turning out to be a simple highlight of each day and that's stirring the Christmas cake fruit and the fat free mincemeat, both of which smell fabulous. The latter is now ready to go into the freezer but I might be very naughty and have a little mixed in some yogurt as it's really delicious.
Also, I started early and have a rather delicious smelling roasted butternut squash and red pepper soup (partly using leftovers) ready for lunch. The peppers (with onion and tomato) were already cooked. I roasted a bit of squash in the actifry, then popped the lot into Thermione with some garlic granules, stock, water and seasonings. After a short boil and a good blend, I added some milk and a dollop of ricotta and zizzed it again. I'm lookin forward to my lunch today!
So - what shall I do? Well, I gather Sainsbury's has their Christmas clothes in so I think I will take a look there and also do my weekend shopping at the same time. Then I might go to Wyvale as it's not far down the road from Sainsbury's and I have heard that it will be closing which is extremely sad as it's such a lovely shop and garden centre and their Christmas decorations are to die for, they really are!
I might then drive over to Hobbycraft and just have a lovely time wandering around there. There's nothing I actually need but you never know . . .
Goodness, what self indulgent plans! I guess it's going to be a lovely day! I hope yours is too. xx