Good morning. It's a milder start to the day here compared with the last few days but the sky looks a bit uncommitted right now. Fingers crossed that it stays dry at last,
Yesterday was another good day. Slimming World was good and it's always nice to see everyone. Doing the weighing, I always get to speak to everyone, whether they stay or not, which I really enjoy.
Then, after SW and breakfast, I set off to enjoy a few more shops. I didn't get all that much but I did find a twelve-pack of J2O Glitterberry which Alex always loves and asks for at Christmas so they are now tucked away. I found four little trees (see below) and have a good nosey round the yarn and fabric with no intention of buying (and I didn't - the halo is shining brightly).
I enjoyed myself very much.
I've realised there are two more shops that have Christmas stuff - B&Q and what used to be Wyvale, so that's another nosey round for another day.
Personal Training with Lindsey was good fun, as usual. We always have a lot of laughs.
I've decided how I'm going to decorate the Christmas cake. I've had three little Christmas figures that I think I bought at a craft fair, made from Fimo, for absolutely ages, maybe a couple of decades even, and never used them on a cake. When I was in Hobbycraft yesterday, I found four little Christmas trees and had an idea.
So this is what I will do (after marzipanning and icing the cake).
It'll be sort of like this. Then around the front edge, from tree to tree, I will use coloured icing for holly leaves and berries in a sort of wreath and in the space in front of the figures I will put a cake topper that says 'Merry Christmas' or something similar. A good, old-fashioned decoration, just like my mum used to make when we were very little and definitely NOT arty.
Now I wonder if I can work out how to make the sort of icing that you can shape into spikes like snow - not that snow ever settles in spikes, but you know what I mean. I know it's not the roll out icing. Must look at Google.
I want to sit and do some general and specific planning for the weeks ahead.
In the evening, there's Strictly and knitting.
So quiet but nice.