Morning, everyone. Welcome to Sunday. It's a bit of a misty start to the day but once that has cleared it might be quite nice and it is certainly surprisingly mild.
I did pop out to HomeSense yesterday but the plates I was after had all gone so I didn't bother with the bowls. I had intended to have six plates and three bowls (I have three already) which would have made a nice little festive set for the numbers I cater for nowadays but no to worry, I do have plenty anyway. In fact, perhaps it is just as well.
I did manage to find some gifts though, including Anna's birthday pressie as her birthday is on Christmas Day so I make a point of doing a proper birthday gift as well as a Christmas one.
Then I drove on to Longacres where they had the best Christmas display I have seen around here so far. It was almost bewildering but I did get a few things including some reed diffuser refill stuff, some oil for my lovely steam diffuser and a few pressies which are now wrapped up.
Once home, I just pottered really, doing this, that and the other.
And today is more of the same. What an easy life!
I'm finding Christmas ideas and general festive stuff keeps wafting around my brain so I'm going to get out my Christmas folder and my diary and get the things I 'need' (not really but you know what I mean) to do roughly pencilled in. I did this last year and it made the whole thing a real pleasure rather than a terrible rush.
Have a lovely day, everyone! xx
I would love to get Christmas visitors/visits organised - if only everyone knew what they were doing more than the day before!ReplyDelete
I've managed to pin Dave and Anna down to a decision and John isn't coming so I do know where I am with things this December. It's a strange feeling but quite nice. You have a much bigger family than I do so I feel for you. xxDelete
You've reminded me - it's my sisters birthday on the 23rd December, I must get her a gift for that.ReplyDelete
On the whole I try the be organised in advance for Christmas, very stressful isn't it to do everything last minute
Alison in Wales x
It truly is. When I was teaching, I tried to get everything essential done/made/organised over half term because if I didn't, the Christmas holiday was rather a nightmare. The habit has stayed around to a certain extent. xxDelete
Christmas may be done a bit differently here this year. Well, it will if the oven does not get fixed quite quickly.ReplyDelete
I must say you are very organized I am still working on gathering a few supplies and those Christmas gifts I am making.
I really am hoping it can be sorted and will work well soon. xxDelete
I'm trying to make arrangements for Christmas but nobody is sure what they are doing and it's like trying to push treacle uphill! We also have a Christmas Day birthday, Miss C, but the majority of us give her her presents on her half year birthday when she has her party with friends. Her parents and grandparents give her presents on her actual birthday ... it was all too much for her when she was a toddler so these arrangements work well.ReplyDelete
That's a good way to do it. I have a friend who also celebrates her daughter's 'half-birthday'. Flexibility is the name of the game. xxDelete
Sorry about the plates and bowls, but glad you were able to get out and have a nice look around.ReplyDelete
Thanks - perhaps it was just as well as I do seem to have plenty of random Christmas stuff which I do enjoy using so much that I've just started. :-) xxDelete