Morning, everyone. Welcome to Wednesday! It was another mild and pleasant day yesterday and I managed to get a load of washing dried on the line, three cheers. Today's forecast looks OK too although it is way too early to see out.
I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's shopping outing.
I started with B&Q and got what I had gone there for plus some 'damage free hanging' things, in case I want to hang anything. OK, that sounds silly but I do have some battery powered lights and just wondered . . .
Then I went on to Wyvale - I mean Longacres and wow! Wyvale had a good display but Longacres has really pushed the boat out. There was some nice stuff there too, not just the usual. I found some candles I'd been looking for and some little wreaths for them - you stand the candle on a sauces type thing and then the wreath goes over and down to the bottom. Very simple but it looks really nice and, of course, comes out year after year after year. Other bits and bobs managed to find their way into my trolley.
There was one moment where I was nearly overwhelmed. In Christmases past, Mum always bought Dad a nice big box of liqueur chocolates. As she said, she didn't like them so they were all his! When she wasn't well enough to do this any more, I took over. I saw the display, reached out my hand to get a box and . . . oh! A bit of a moment, I have to admit. It really brought home to me that this will be the first Christmas without either of them. Maybe that's why I am going a bit overboard? Who knows?
Anyway, I then drove on to Sainsbury's where I got my weekly food shopping plus - you've guessed it - things for Christmas. Not loads but the pork ribs (for Christmas day) are now in the freezer as are Beth's Higgidy pies and the strawberry gin is now a thing too. The campari (my all time favourite) is hidden away out of sight and my Christmas Food List is shorter.
The rest of the day was spent doing more mundane things. The ironing took ages and I swear the contents reproduced overnight; I'm sure there wasn't so much the day before!
I managed to cross four things off the list so that was good.
Today I have personal training but the rest of the time I will be carrying on working through that list. It's a bit of a chore, some of it, but oddly satisfying too. Do you find that sort of thing a pain or a pleasure?
Take care and have a really good day. Stay well. xx