Good morning, everyone.
The sun is trying to break through, it's lovely and fresh outside, I have a clear day, a carafe of coffee to hand and some lovely meals planned. Could life be any better, I ask myself? Well, maybe, but I feel satisfied and relaxed and it is lovely!
Yesterday started off with Slimming World. The Friday morning group has really taken off and loads of people stayed after weigh-in. Jen had to close the Tuesday morning meeting because it just wasn't attracting enough people to make it worth her while (it is her paid employment, after all) and I think she was worried about starting this one but it's a great success.
Then I came home and pottered about the house for a while. There was a parcel waiting, from Amazon. On my other blog I post foody pictures and was usually not terribly satisfied with the results. In no way and I trying to be - what do they call it? - instagrammable? - but there's nothing wrong with trying to improve, is there? So, as light can be an issue, I treated myself to a new ring light (I already had one but it broke and I just 'need' one). It wasn't very much and might help. Time will tell.
I suppose now I ought to think about accessories . . . :-)
At around three, I set off for one of our retail parks with the intention of window shopping four places - HomeSense, Matalan, Home Bargains and Poundstretchers. Yup, there is a theme here - cheap and cheerful.
In HomeSense I found something to give to Beth for her birthday. I'm putting together a bag of little bits and bobs, mostly, but not entirely, cat themed and I will be making her a cake - well, cheesecake, as she has requested. I also bought a few nibbly things which have now gone (ooops). I also
I really like HomeSense which is, I think, an offshoot of TK Maxx. It has quirky homey things, candles, decorations and foody bits and bobs. I will be keeping an eye open as we get closer to Christmas because not only do they have festive consumable bits that make nice gifts, they also have Christmas china. Last year I got some really nice festive plates which will be coming out on December 1st!
Matalan is always nice to look around and I found a couple of things.
It will look nice with lots of what I already have, being quite a neutral colour.
Now I can start wrapping up what I have got of my Twelve Days of Christmas gifts early enough that I will pretty much forget what's in them by the time they are opened.
First of all, time for a bath - and maybe I'll have some bubbles in it this morning.
Here's a link to info about the Knife Angel - do go over and read.
Have a great day, everyone. xx