Friday, 11 December 2020

Friday

 Morning, everyone.  It's damp out there but very mild.  Maybe today I will feel warm!

I meant to post this photo yesterday but forgot.  It's my advent candle, sitting in the dish I made at pottery last year (I still miss pottery) and I was looking at it and remembering . . .


I had fun ordering some flowers yesterday.  Dad's neighbour has been an absolutely fantastic friend and neighbour to him this year and John, Dave and I wanted to say thank you so I went online to eflorist and had a very pleasant fifteen minutes or so choosing something lovely and festive which I really hope she will like - a basket arrangement so all she has to for is find a corner for it and keep it watered.  I do hope she likes it.

Beth sent me a message asking me if Al could come and stay for a few nights.  The decorator, who she expected after Christmas, can come next Monday, which is great, but Alex is studying hard and tends to be distracted by that sort of thing so he's coming here for two nights, maybe three.  I'm looking forward to that.

Disappointingly, Messenger was playing up yesterday so Chris and I didn't get our chat.  Maybe today . . .

Today the diary is blank.  I was gong to have a chat with Jackie but she has gone away for a long weekend so I will potter again.  I have clutter to clear before the cleaners arrive and a pile of ironing to dive in to.  Also, a spare bed to make up!  It's made up with Beth's sheets which we decided to leave on because the chances of anyone else staying round before she did were very slight.  We should have known!

The musical Advent calendar today is a beautiful arrangement of the Coventry Carol, Lully, Lullay,  by Pentatonix.





16 comments:

  1. Enjoy your very special house guest!

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  2. Yesterday was lovely and fresh and crisp today is a full on wet squib of a day. You can always guarantee if you leave sheets on a guest bed the former guest will not be back until after someone else needs it. Sods Law!!

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    1. Yup - we really should have known better. :-)
      It's not too bad here at the moment - the sun's trying the break through and it's still mild. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
      xx

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  3. It's raining on and off here so a bit of a drab day.

    Your Advent candle looks wonderful, as does your candle holder. I hope you find a way of resuming your pottery at some time in the future.

    Enjoy your time with Alex.

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    1. Unfortunately, it is now cloudy and drizzling and I will be drawing those curtains again soon. That's December-not-too-far-away-from-the-shortest-day for you, isn't it.
      I'm sure I will have a lovely few days, thanks.
      xx

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  4. Your advent candle is lovely and tha candle plate is just right.
    Hope you will be able to get back to pottery soon.
    (The only time I had an advent candle I forgot to blow it out and 5 days went all at once!)

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    1. :-) The thing with the one I have is that it gets wider and wider so, by the end it takes ages to burn down through one day and then I forget it's alight!
      Re the pottery, I won't be going back until it feels completely safe, whether they offer the classes or not. Beth feels the same.
      xx

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  5. I hope you managed to have your chat. It's damp, dark and cold here today, I've put the heating on. X

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    1. We did, thanks. I've just turned up the heating as it gets darker outside.
      xx

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  6. You advent candle is gorgeous. Candles are beautiful at any time of the year but have so much more meaning at Christmas

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    1. I love candles too. A light in the darkness is always welcome.
      (I should have done Candlesong for my calendar today, shouldn't I?)
      xx

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  7. Absolutely love Pentatonix.

    God bless.

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    1. They're very, very good, aren't they?
      xx

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