Good morning. It's wet. It's cold. And it's Christmas Eve. Yay!!!
Yesterday was one of those days where everything worked out really well
I have 'me new front teef' for Christmas and very nice they are too. They feel a bit odd but not a bad odd, just because it's a new thing. Also, my old teeth were very crooked while these are nice and straight so it is an entirely new feel.
As soon as I got in, I had an apple, not cut up first. I've been looking forward to that for simply ages!
Bang on eleven the turkey arrived and, much to my relief, it isn't huge. It looks pretty big for two, but it isn't as ginormous as I feared. I couldn't remember what size I had ordered but, obviously, common sense had prevailed!
It's now all ready, in the roasting tray and sitting peacefully in the fridge.
Personal training with Lindsey was as much fun as ever. We chatter such a lot as we work and it's always nice to catch up on what's been going on through the week.
And, finally, the cleaner (just one this time) came, did the necessary and departed, card and gift in hand. Lovely.
Today, I don't really have an awful lot to do really. I have some left over ironing to get out of the way, I will prep as many veg as possible this morning and this evening I have a fair number of things to get out of the freezer.
Apart from that I have a couple of Santa trips to make this morning and some recordings to catch up on. The highlights are the Slimming World Zoom Christmas party, Carols from Kings and Jolobokaflod. I know some of you have heard of this which is Icelandic and translates as 'Christmas book flood'. The link below explains it simply.
I only decided to do it on Tuesday and was lucky enough to be able to order a book I have wanted on Prime one day delivery. It arrived yesterday morning so that's me set. Doing Jolobokaflod was impulse; the book was not!
So the party starts at five, Carols from Kings is at five thirty so I am going to have to record it. I will celebrate Jolobokaflod in the afternoon as I'm having a day by myself. I think it will all be lovely.
Today's Advent Calendar music is two of my favourite carols - In the Bleak Midwinter and O Little Town of Bethlehem.
The former is an arrangement of the Holst music by two of the Kanneh-Mason family, Sheku and Isata. It's a theme and variations structure and is rather lovely, I think. This wonderfully musical family is one of the best things to come out of this year - they are amazing.
The latter is a traditional performance of the Vaughan-Williams arrangement from - Kings, of course!
Both carols have two, equally popular melodies and in each case, I've chosen my favourite.