Saturday, 31 October 2020

Saturday

 . . . and the last day of October, incredibly.  I know everyone is saying it but this year . . . it seems to have gone so quickly and yet, at the same time, it feels as if it has been going on for ever.  Very strange.

Thankfully, the rain held off yesterday, although there was some very light drizzle in the air, so I was able to go from house to garage, still organising things and putting stuff into some sort of order.  It's going well.

In the afternoon, a couple of parcels arrived for Beth so I took them over, stayed for a chat and then did my shopping in Aldi which is close by.  I managed to get a few Christmas pressies there so was pleased with that.

Beth and I both decided that this year we will start getting the Christmas stuff out and up early.  We need the bright lights and shiny glow.  One of our traditions is Christmas Tree Day.  It started when Alex was little.  They came round to mine, we had party food (and wine), put up and decorated the tree and then watched Christmas movies.  Alex has outgrown that now but neither Beth nor I have, so it will probably be the first weekend in December rather than the last weekend before Christmas.  Alex will still be at uni so that works well.
I'll probably do it in stages.  The tree first and then the other stuff as and when I feel like it.  It will be nice to have some cheer.

The rest of the day was relaxing and watching recorded stuff on telly - very nice.

Despite the very dull day, there was still some colour in the garden which cheered me up no end.  Here's a few photos.




Today is more of the same really.  I have a chat with Chris scheduled for ten which I MUST remember this time.  I've written it down on a post it and stuck it on the monitor.  Apart from that, I'll do some more clearing and then snuggle down with the Kindle, the knitting and the TV.  The weather forecast is not good, especially for the afternoon so I expect I will be glad to chill and draw the curtains early.

I'm not going to bother with the 'no trick or treat' sign I usually put on the door.  I doubt there will be many out this evening, what with the weather and the virus.  It's all organised round here anyway, not random calling.

Stay warm and dry today and have a happy day.  xx

13 comments:

  1. Good morning lovely = I much prefer the way halloween will be conducted this year - its a COVID tradition we should keep. Today is blustery. My fuschia are showing off but are getting battered by the weather. Have a lovely Saturday xx

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    1. I have to confess I am relieved that the chances of being knocked for is extremely minimal this year. It's really not my favourite tradition for more than one reason.
      xx

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  2. I too would be delighted to see the back of halloween it is just another selling opportunity aimed at children

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    1. Indeed it is - and hardly healthy! :-)
      xx

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  3. I don't like the trick or treating either, though to be fair it is very well organised here - they only knock if you leave a light in your front window. This year some of us have put pictures of pumpkins in our windows which the children have to find and it's down to the parents to sort out the sweets for them when they spot a pumpkin.

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    1. That is well organised, I agree, and a pumpkin hunt sounds lovely - in fine weather anyway!
      xx

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  4. I really don't like Halloween at all... never have. Those fuchsias are beautiful and one of my favourite plants. Doesn't everything seem to be so much more colourful and long lasting this year. Christmas begins for us on the very first weekend of December and I think this year it might even begin a bit earlier. I think we are all going to need some light and tinsel in our lives. More so this year than ever before.

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    1. This is exactly it, Cherie. Sparkle, light, colour. It may all be artificial but it really does help to lift the spirits.
      I'm amazed at how long the fuchsias have lasted this year. I'm sure last year they were all over. The cyclamen is always a picture at this time.
      xx

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  5. Your flowers still look lovely. I do like the ornamental pepper plant as well.

    God bless.

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    1. It's lovely to have some colour, isn't it? It fights the drabness.
      xx

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