Morning, everyone. Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful autumnal day with bags of sunshine and not too cold either. It's a little less certain today; there's some ominous looking clouds on the horizon but they may not come to anything.
Pretty much everything turned out well yesterday. It was good fun at circuit training and we had a lot of laughs during tuition. My student was on top form and is really taking on board the early algebra principles we have been working on. Yesterday we worked through some multi-step mathematical problems, first as separate calculations and then putting it all together to create an algebraic equation. They're really getting it which is highly satisfying.
There was one slightly worrying thing. I got two emails telling me that regular payments on my card had failed this month. Obviously, I was suspicious but followed it through in the approved way and got it sorted. It was genuine and there was an understandable reason. Phew.
Today, the diary is totally empty. However, my day certainly won't be.
First of all, I'm doing a bit more Christmas window shopping - B&Q (which I have to go to anyway) and the garden centre that used to be Wyvale and which name I can never remember now - er - Longacres, that's the name!
Wyvale used to have very upmarket Christmas products and gifty sort of things so I'm quite looking forward to seeing what's there.
I know I'm doing this a lot at the moment - window shopping, I mean.
What I was working, I used to blitz it all over half term. It was a family joke that I had Christmas all wrapped up and gift-tagged by November 1st. I had to - sometimes term didn't end until a few days before and there was no time for anything but food prep, etc.
Nowadays, I have all the time I want and the process is much more drawn out. I've been making notes of where likely looking little gifts are, getting bits and pieces as I go and generally having a thoroughly enjoyable time.
How do you prepare for the Festive Season (if at all)?
I have just changed my weekly shopping day from Thursday to Wednesday because it works better, but after I've finished in Longacres, I will go just a bit further down the road to Sainsbury's and get it done today. I may as well seeing as I'm in that part of town anyway.
Then I have a fairly long list of Things To Do so I will work my way through it for the rest of the day. I should be able to get plenty done one way and another.
I should sleep well tonight!
Have a great day, whatever your plans, stay warm and well and be happy. xx