Good morning, everyone. Again it's a very early start and again it's an extremely cold start to the day. Not inside - my heating clicked in early so it isn't very cold inside, just a bit. Usually, the night time setting is low enough for the ambient warmth to keep the heating off but I was glad of it this morning, cost or no cost. It's too dark to really tell, but there will be a hard frost outside; out of the sun, it didn't actually thaw yesterday.
Often, this sort of cold comes with clear skies and lots of sunshine round here and yesterday was no exception. It was lovely and sunny, very cheering and keeping the house warm as it shone through the windows. it can carry right on doing that today!
Yesterday was a good day; I started out feeling a bit rough and by the end of the day felt loads better. SET online was hard and I couldn't do everything but I adapted when I could and, while I didn't feel too great afterwards, I am glad I pushed through because it was as if it was a turning point and I felt more and more well as the day progressed.
After breakfast, I set off to Hobbycraft, taking in B&M and Aldi (next to each other) on the way. I wanted a few things and what I couldn't find in B&M, Aldi had. I'm nearly there with gifts now.
At Hobbycraft, I found the colour I was looking for and, as it was three for two and I needed two, I got an extra ball. It was on sale so not expensive at all.
However, when I got home and started making it up, I realised it was just too thick, annoyingly, so it looks as if I should have gone for Anan weight, not chunky.
I don't think I will return the chunky - it was very cheap and one ball free, but I will have to go back and look again which is a bit of a nuisance really and won't be this week.
Then I came home and, after lunch and a bit of present wrapping and other avoidance tactics such as a bit more decorating, set to with the ironing, that much maligned ironing, and got it all done, just in time for the next lot of washing! My fault for putting it off for so long.
I put up the snow village - just some wadding, a few wooden trees and some of my miniature cottages - and it looks OK. It brightens up a fairly dark spot which is nice. I had a few little lights around the edge but I don't think I will use them this year - it looks OK. The light is really bad but you get the idea . . .
Today seems to be another busy day. It starts off with Slimming World as usual. Then it's home for breakfast and a quick tidy round so the cleaners don't have to work around my mess.
Then this evening, I'm off to Hazel's for a spot of wreath making. I went last year and it was great fun so when the class dates came up this year, I booked straight away. Tomorrow, my front door will have joined the festive fun.