Morning, everyone. Thank you for all your nice comments about the Advent Calendar. I'm not on commission or anything like that, but here's the link if you are interested in getting one.
When I downloaded it, I went 'inside' the house, played a few games and did a bit of decorating (you can change colours, light the fire, turn on the lights, etc.
All those games started off as presents. When clicked on, the change into games that one can play straight away. The baubles outside only become live on the appropriate day.
A couple of year I downloaded it to my school laptop and each day the children and I opened one bauble and did whatever it was while an advent candle burnt down.. It was such fun.
Enough of that!
I went out yesterday to B&M and then to Aldi. B&M did have some OK stuff but very little that actually called to me. Aldi had a lot of nice festive stuff, mostly food based, so I made a few mental notes. I can't buy anything like that so early; it wouldn't last! I was so pleased with Aldi - I like to use whole wheat pasta and had run out of spaghetti. I was sure they wouldn't have any whole wheat but they did! Excellent!
I'm glad I checked the C2C blanket on my bed because it was plenty long enough so I am on the last lap with it now. Each row gets a bit smaller! Now I need to look up some crochet edging patterns - and that will take for ever but never mind. It's using up the stash and keeping my fingers busy so no complaints.
Today is a busier day.
It starts off, as always, with Slimming World group and this week is a taster week. It's always a bit tricky for our group which is in the morning but I have put together a fruit platter and flavoured some Greek yogurt. It's a favourite breakfast of mine so fingers crossed people will like it. If not - it won't be wasted!!
Then it is home for a quick pre-cleaners tidy up before setting out to school for my first governors' monitoring visit. I'm not quite sure where my lunch will fit into this but I'm sure any left over fruit will come in handy!
The sun is out and it looks nice outside so fingers crossed for a much nicer day than yesterday - for us all. Take care and be safe, everyone, and thanks for reading. xx
Thanks for sharing the link, I totally forgot to download my new advent calendar yesterday, it's all done now, so thank you.ReplyDelete
It's a good way to make a blanket isn't it, just as you might start to get a bit fed up with it the rows start getting shorter and shorter, I hadn't thought of that side of it. I can't wait to see the finished result.
A pleasure. It's something that gives happiness in its own way, isn't it?Delete
I'm enjoying the blanket very much. I have quite a lot of chunky/aran yarn too - a blanket made with those would grow faster! :-) xx
So nice to the see the sun isn't it? I've even pegged out some washing!ReplyDelete
I'll look forward to seeing your finished blanket
Alison in Wales x
I'll take a photo of it in situ, I promise. :-)Delete
It's been a beautiful day, bright sunshine all day. Quite chilly though.
I’ e just come back from a walk in glorious autumn sunshine in our local country park. Coffee, a toasted teacake and time to put the world to rights with our walking chums. Now back to the sewing machine. CatrionaReplyDelete
Oh, how lovely! It sounds like the perfect day really. xxDelete
I am going to get my advent calendar today too but alas I am not going to renew my card subscription this year. It has been a tight year and truthfully I don't send many e-cards as folks don't really appreciate them. Their subscription has gone up quite a lot but I do so love the advent calendar.ReplyDelete
Everything has gone up, hasn't it? The calendar is definitely worth it though. xxDelete
I've been ignoring Aldi and Lidl in favour of the bigger supermarkets but I was impressed with Aldi's products when I popped in last month. There was a much better selection than I was expecting ... especially their whole nut chocolate which I ate without triggering a migraine! Maybe I'll go and have a look at their Christmas treats but I'll do the same as you and look but not buy just yet ... I can't be trusted either! xxReplyDelete
I am absolutely sure we can't be the only ones, Eileen! LOLDelete
Glad to know the weaver is okay. I wish her family would just get on and tell us she is not up to blogging…I am way too invested in the people in the very few blogs I read…you and her…I read “her in and him out”…I read “a wordy woman” and three in America. I quit many because of politics and just nasty remarks. I was disappointed in some when the Queen died…I love your blog…Delete
That is very good news - that she is OK.Delete
I get rather invested too - it's a sort of alternative group of friends and very much valued.
Thank you for your very kind words.
I really do love that calendar. I am going to check out the link. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.ReplyDelete
It is a lovely thing and part of my festive tradition now. I would miss it very much if it wasn't produced.Delete
I haven't started Christmas shopping yet, but it did seem busier in the shops already. Or was it just me? I really need to just go out and look to get some ideas or to get in the mood. Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Perhaps more are spreading the financial load by starting a bit earlier? It would make sense.Delete