Good morning, everyone. Another mildish start to the day after a very warm (for December) night. Has anyone else seen that 'they' are predicting a 'Beast from the East' around Christmas time. I'll believe that when it happens and not before!
Yesterday was a really lovely day.
First of all, Chris and I had our weekly coffee and chat. Last week she provided Festive nibbles; this week I did and I'm pleased to say that the mince pies and the vegetarian 'sausage' rolls were both lovely (I think) and they, and the biscotti, went down a treat. We are not meeting next week as both households are not really going out and about the week before before Christmas but keeping ourselves as safe as possible. We may do an online chat though.
Then I drove over to Val's, loaded down with more mince pies and biscotti, knitting and Christmas gifts - oh, and slippers. I've known Val for decades - she was the first person to welcome me into my house in 1985 when she lived just down the road and she stayed to help to get things unpacked and away. A lovely lady.
She made a most delicious lunch of a toasted roll, spinach, smoked haddock, an egg and a topping of hollandaise sauce. So, so good. We then scoffed a mince pie and a biscotto (is that the singular?) each. What with that and a really lovely chat, I had a super time.
And then, once home, Dave popped round, stayed for coffee and we had a good old natter. He and Anna are coming round next Wednesday for a take away Chinese and a game of Scrabble so that's something else to look forward to.
Today, it's the Slimming World party and taster and then I'm home for the day. I will be covering the cake with marzipan and then making stollen using the remains of the marzipan. I'm going to enjoy today, I think.
Today's Advent music is a personal favourite, 'Thorns in the Straw' written and performed by the great modern Christian singer/songwriter, Graham Kendrick.