Good morning, everyone!
I have no idea what the weather is like yet, it's too dark, but Beeb says heavy rain and a moderate breeze to start in a couple of hours and go on all day. Nice!!! There's plenty to do at home so I won't be bored.
First of all, a Little Pete update. He's no longer little, he's now eight months old, believe it or not, and a very handsome teenager, even if the ears are still big.
He's a right character too, pretty mischievous, and now all the cars seem to get on reasonably well together, despite the occasional scrap or 'putting Peter in his place' from Fred or Lucy. The colder weather sometimes sees them all snuggled up together for warmth.
I cleared all the clutter off this table which is next to my recliner chair and which is extremely tatty, having survived for twenty four years and a good deal of battering (I did photoshop the top - it looked shocking in the photo and has made me realise I ought to think about replacing it soon).
I might pop a candle next to them for a festive vibe.
The bookends were Mum and Dad's. I forget, perhaps never knew, where they got them but it was on one of their travels.
They are rock; very, very heavy and solid and I have always coveted them so it is so nice to be able to use them. There's another pair too, shorter ones.
(apologies for the bad lighting)
Talking of candles, I have decided not to get a big Advent candle this year. One of my Advent calendars has a small scented tea light for each day so it seemed sensible not to shell out for a big one as well, especially as I also have quite a stock of scented candles to work through this Christmas as well.
(I do love a candle)
What a waste of time it was, driving over to B&Q. Absolutely no granular salt to be had and the Christmas stuff wasn't looking at really either. I came home, looked online and good old Amazon came up trumps. A bit more costly than B&Q but not that much more and it was on Prime. And what I have ordered should see me through to Spring when, hopefully, B&Q will have restocked. Hopefully!
I was glad to get some stuff in the garage; it has been hovering by the back door for ages waiting for me to get round to it. I also started bringing in Christmas china - just mugs and mug mats for now - and will start using them soon because it's fun!
After circuits, I drove over to Beth. She said she had a pe4rsonal study day relating to a course she is doing so would I like coffee and a chat. It was so nice. Three out of four cats came to sniff, size me up and decide to stay around and we sorted out this, that and the other as we chatted and drank coffee. I didn't stay long because she needed to get back to study, but it was really nice.
Today starts with Groove and moves on to more clearing out and getting things in order. I was thinking of a trip out to Longacres, a nice garden centre on the 414 towards Ongar way but, if it is pouring, I'd rather stay inside and potter, to be honest. There's plenty that needs doing, after all.
What do you do when it rains (or snows!)? xx
Love those bookends, not surprised you were after them. Instead of replacing the table, which you probably love dearly, how about giving it a light sanding and re-varnish. A Spring/Summer project maybe?ReplyDelete
That's exactly what I thought.Delete
A very good point although it's not terribly great furniture, it was very, very cheap and has definitely earned what it cost over the years - well, 'they' because it's one of a nest. Might be worth giving it a go. xxDelete
I love how you've displayed those books. You've inspired me to do the same. Rain's just started and it's here for the day so definitely an indoor day.ReplyDelete
We have rain here too, heavy at times, and it feels chilly. At Groove, after a while we were steaming up the windows! xxDelete
Thanks for reminding me. I really do need to sit and properly read through Nigel Slaters Christmas Chronicles this year. I love the way he writes (and cooks) even if I very rarely use any of his recipes. Perhaps I should get all my Christmassy books together ...ReplyDelete
Me too - his ideas, thoughts and recipes are so interesting. xxDelete
I nearly ordered myself a scented candle advent calendar this year, but decided it is probably best avoided with the new addition. XReplyDelete
Very good point! xxDelete
It's raining here today and very dreary. I'm doing laundry, folding laundry, cooking, etc. Just things around the house. I do hope to put some Christmas decorations up today. Time will tell if I accomplish that! I love seeing pics of Little Pete. He is certainly growing and so very cute. My cats, Cassie and Garden, send their greetings to him!ReplyDelete
I've been getting a few things out and sorting a few thing. It's very cheering. Very kind of Cassie and Garden. xxDelete
What lovely bookends and what a great memory of your parents.ReplyDelete
They are and, yes, it is, especially as the Delia books they are supporting were Mum's too. xxDelete
Little Pete is a very handsome teenager! I love his long ears!Delete
The bookends from your parents are gorgeous! A lovely and practical memento. :-)
We have such long periods between rains in the low desert that the asphalt road pavement becomes very oily and slick when it does rain. I have to be careful not to slip and fall, so if I don't have appointments, I usually stay indoors. Like you, I have a lot of interests, so never am bored. If all else fails, there is housework!
My internet has been intermittent for the past six weeks or so. Playing catch-up with blogs now. :-)