Sunday, 15 November 2020

Sunday

 Good morning to everyone and a happy Sunday to us all.  I don't know about where you are but here it is absolutely chucking it down and has been for some time, judging by the puddles.  Not nice.  I can't even console myself by saying it'll be good for the plants either.

I drove over to Sainsbury's yesterday to do some shopping (some was essential, I promise you) and splashed some cash on some scented Christmas candles, a couple of items for the Christmas food store and a rather lovely (I think) Christmas jumper.  I also got the Christmas edition of  the Sainsbury's magazine which I shall open and enjoy at some point this coming week.

As I have said, Christmas starts chez moi on the first of December this year.  That's when I will start wearing Christmas jumpers of which I have far too many really.  Last year I had re-gained some weight after my holiday in October and had continued to gain so some of my jumpers were too tight.  This year I've lost the holiday weight and they all fit - cheers!

Christmas tree day was going to be the first Saturday in December but perhaps, just possibly, I might be able to get over to Dad's that weekend.  It's not very likely because  even if lockdown is lifted, I bet we won't jump back down to tier one straight away.  If that happens, Christmas tree day will be the second Saturday.

I think I will start using Christmas tablecloths much earlier too.  It will brighten up the home no end!

Back to yesterday.  The replacement shelving finally arrived yesterday afternoon.  On Friday, after five days of non-appearance, I emailed the company again to ask if they could follow it up and half an hour later I got a very apologising reply saying that the order had 'gone missing in transit' (whatever that means) and she was on it, ordering more to arrive Monday.  There may have been a bit of damage and one blip but I still say I will go with them again, they respond very quickly and sorted out the second problem very fast.  Mistakes can happen, it's how a company deals with it that is important.
So I have completed shelves now and I celebrated by putting some stuff on one of them!

I did enjoy Strictly last night. No spoilers except to say wasn't Bill great?  He's definitely my favourite - such a character and a very funny and musically gifted man.  And he's working so hard too.  I know who I think should go but you never can tell with Strictly and there will be at least one couple in the dance off who really don't deserve it.

On to today and I am so thankful I don't have any plans to go out apart from round to Beth's this afternoon.

I'm going to spend the morning sorting out a high cupboard and making a good old Sunday roast for me and Beth.  After lunch, we're popping round to Beth's home with my monitor because her screen is blank but she doesn't know if it is the monitor (hopefully) or the PC itself.  Then it's back to mine to order her a printer and, probably, a monitor.  Hopefully!

The rest of the day will be spent catching up on things at home, cross stitching (it's going well) and generally chilling out in between loading and unloading the washing machine.
Just a normal day, in fact.

Have a good 'un and stay safe and dry.  xx

13 comments:

  1. I was disappointed with Anton, much too superlative, thankfully he reined it in a bit later on.

    Think it's a real shame that Nicola couldn't be found another partner, it's not her fault and shouldn't be made to suffer because her partner may have been a bit careless and not isolated properly. I feel they could make a bigger effort to monitor Nicola, who hasn't tested positive, as far as I know, and not just chuck her out.

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    1. Nerves, I expect. As you say, he calmed down after a while and, if he's learnt anything, next week will be much better. Thing is, both Bruno and Motsi are OTT.
      I expect Nicola couldn't be partnered until; her fourteen day isolation and by then it would be too late. I'm hoping she comes back last year, like Jamie did this year.
      xx

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    2. With monitoring and testing every day they could ...they are allowed to miss one week.

      Sadly not, the rules say that once you have danced there is no coming back. Jamie didn't actually dance he got insured during training, I believe.

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    3. I think it was the very first all together dance in partner week but more or less the same. Oh, that's such a shame.
      xx

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  2. Strictly Spoiler website says there are two people in the dance off who are both a shock so the person going really shouldn't!!

    Blimey there was a lot of rain this morning here. And the wind is really cold too

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    1. Oh, no. I hate it when that happens but it often does around this time. I will watch with trepidation now.

      It's brightener up here, temporarily, but not for long, I suspect, and yes, it's chilly.
      xx

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  3. I don't have any Christmas jumpers!

    Hope you can get Beth's monitor sorted. Enjoy your day, and hope you're not too disappointed with the Strictly results!

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    1. Well, not long to wait now!
      It's her PC that's gone so she's gone home with my laptop!
      And no jumpers??????? lol
      xx

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  4. I don’t think Nicola can come back next year because she has had training this time which would give her an advantage.

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    1. I didn't think of that but I can see the point. That's a real shame.
      xx

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  5. We hadn't watched Strictly until last night as I just hadn't fancied it. Bill was utterly brilliant. He must have worked so hard to perfect that routine. Christmas always starts on the 1st for us though I don't usually wear my Christmas jumpers for another week or two. I think I will start wearing them on the 1st too.

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    1. It just feels right this year, to start Christmas early, just as in other years it hasn't. For me, that is, not for anyone else.
      I expect you and I won't be the only ones and the reason is much the same - because we need some colour and sparkle in our lives.
      xx

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