Good morning. My goodness, it felt so cold yesterday. It wasn't helped by quite a strong wind blowing and quite a lot of drizzle. The wind has vanished now so the frost has returned and it might be quite a nice, sunny day. We will see!
Yesterday worked out really well. Chris and I had a lovely old chat, catching up on everything.
Val and I both felt it was too cold and too damp to brave Cressing Temple so she came over to me with her crocheting and the two of us managed to fill three hours very happily indeed. During Lockdown, we Zoomed once a week but we've reduced that to once a month now which is what we did before Lockdown, so there's always plenty to say and lots to hear. It was all so lovely.
We have agreed that next month will be a festive one and we will share the lunch load, Val doing one and me doing the other course. That will be nice.
Then I sorted out some washing and made a list of all the Christmas related stuff to do in the house, ranging from 'Christmas Tree Day with Beth and Alex' to 'change bedding' and 'cushions out'. I felt all sort of Advent-ish and cheery.
I also started thinking about my advent music. Regular readers will know that through December, I post a link to a favourite piece of Advent music, usually from YouTube. Favourites remain favourites, so there will be plenty of repeats, but I need to start making a list!!
Today starts with Slimming World, goes on through a visit to B&M, Hobbycraft and TKMaxx (then I think I have 'done' them all) and finishes with personal training with Lindsey while the cleaners work their weekly magic. It's downstairs this week and it's all fairly tidy after yesterday so there's not much clutter-clearing to do.
The knitting is progressing so well. It's chunky, of course, so grows speedily, and now we have the longer dark evening, I get loads done after dinner each evening. There's just a little bit more sleeve and then it's the sewing up. Fingers crossed that it all works OK.
Well, better stop rambling. Time is passing and I need to be at SW by around 8:40-ish - there's plenty of time but there won't be if I keep waffling in here.
Have a lovely day, everyone, and stay nice and warm. Are you making any early Christmas arrangements or plans?