The last Monday in November ... Oh my goodness! Time to give a big 'get well soon' wave to Sian and join in with the rest of the Mondayers.
So with Christmas just around the corner it was a weekend of gently embracing the forthcoming festivities
As I took a short cut through the grounds of the local hardware shop I had to weave my way through the Christmas trees. Too early for such shenanigans in our house; we don't decorate until the weekend of my husband's birthday so we have another couple of weeks to wait.
Sparkly shoes? Have I been invited to join the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing? No, we have a 50th birthday party coming up soon in a posh golf club and although I had a suitable dress, I had no suitable sandals to go with it. I was pleasantly surprised to find some with 30% off, in my size and comfortable too. This has been a good month for new footwear!
Time to start making a few things to put in the freezer ready for Christmas so I can now cross sausage rolls off my 'to do' list. Time also to sample this year's sloe gin. Happy to report that it already tastes very good, although I may need to try it again next weekend, and the weekend after ... just to be sure!
Our daughter is on holiday in Mauritius and we had a FaceTime conversation with her which was lovely. They're having a great time, temperatures are in the high 20s, they'd just got back to their hotel after a five island speed boat tour, seeing amazing waterfalls, feeding monkeys, eating barbecued chicken and lobster on the beach, snorkelling, it all sounds fantastic. What a shock they're going to get when they come home next week to wind/rain/sleet/frost.
It's back to working a half day on a Monday today - which was not welcome at all. I liked having that long weekend for two weeks in a row.
I'd ordered some things on the John Lewis website to pick up at our local Waitrose store so I had a slight detour on my way home. I'd only gone online to order a wok but you know how things go once you get clicking ...