Good morning, everyone.
I've not looked out yet but Beeb summarises it as 'heavy rain and a moderate breeze' round here. In other words, thoroughly nasty and a day to stay warm indoors and count your blessings.
That I can do. I have enough in to feed the entire cul de sac after yesterday's shop. As always, there are several bits and bobs in the freezer that, really, I didn't need to get, and I have an abundance of cheese, but Beth can have some and none will be wasted.
There was a bit of a panic yesterday afternoon when some money I had sent electronically seemed to have gone astray but it hadn't, it was all fine.
I searched for, and found, a set of double pointed needles in the size needed to start a pair of mittens. The pattern really does look remarkably easy once you take away the colour patterning faffiness. I'm starting with blue - solid blue cuffs and self patterning blues for the main body of the mitten. I'll take a photo once I've made one.
Then, come the evening, I laid out a buffet, the family arrived and we had a really lovely evening - well, I did, for sure, and I have to believe they did too. Lots of food and drink, chat and laughter.
Today, Dave and Anna are off to Anna's family for Christmas although Dave has to work half the day first. Beth and Alex are doing their own thing and I have just one scheduled thing and that is a 'Weigh and go' session at Slimming World.
Not that I'm weighing - I'm not, not after last night, but I'm helping to weigh anyone who dares turn up. I doubt it there be many. I also want to pick up the new magazine - always a good read and it's not one that Readly covers.
Once home from that, I have a day of laziness planned. I have several recorded programmes to watch, some crochet, some knitting, a bit of cooking and a lot of reading. Nice.
I may not have had much luck with wine but at least the turkey is on its way. I got notification last night that it was loaded and ready to go! Christmas really has begun when the turkey arrives!
Today it's two well loved carols that take an awful lot of puff to sing . . .
Ding, Dong, Merrily on High . . .
. . . and 'Angels From the Realms of Glory' . . .
. . . both sung by the choir of Kings' College, Cambridge - of course!
Are you looking forward to the Carols from Kings programme tomorrow. I am!