Morning, everyone! I can't believe it - I didn't wake once in the night and slept until around seven this morning - pretty much a solid nine hour sleep. Fantastic!
A good idea and a nice gift but not for me.
I forgot to mention about the walled beds. I had to laugh though - while I wasn't looking (or while I was out) I acquired a wheelbarrow and a cement mixer but no brickies! Friday afternoon I popped a message to Maxine to let her know and got an auto reply - closed for staff training.
And then - and this made me smile - on Facebook I saw some photos - they had had their works party on Thursday evening so I guess the Friday training was strategic!
And I also guess Maxine just forgot when she told me the brickies would be here on Friday.
I'm awaiting her reply tomorrow with some amusement!
(and I really don't mind - when it's done, it's done and I won't pay until it's finished)
Today is another easy day although there are bits and bobs I want to do - if I fancy it.
I would like to finish off my washing and ironing at some point. I would like to make some more veggie sausage rolls for next Sunday (family get-together). I would like to do my meal planning for the week. I need to sort some things out in my bedroom and make lists of the clothes I will be packing to make sure I have no last minute washing to do.
None of these are urgent but it will be nice to get them done.
Today's festive music is the sixteenth century hymn, Gaudete, sung by the wonderful Steeleye Span. There are so many versions of this music on YouTube but I really love this folky close harmony rendering and, of course, Maddy Prior's voice is just . . . perfect.
Here's another version of the same carol, sung by the choir of Queen's College, Oxford. Same music, totally different interpretation.