Hello! How quickly these Mondays are rolling around! It seems like only yesterday I was giving up a wave to Sian and yet here we are again.
It was a wet and soggy weekend around these parts but what better excuse to give my new boots an outing on Saturday? These were what some may call an impulse buy or as I like to think of it, a perfect example of not realising how much you need a new pair of boots until they call to you from across the road. You see, last Wednesday I'd popped into town to buy some white thread and a zip. As I came out of the shop I looked across the road and saw a new display in a small independent clothes shop. Now, I do like to support local shops so I went over for a proper look and noticed that they were also selling a few styles of shoes and boots. One pair in particular caught my eye ... I went inside ... the pair on the display was a size 4 ... which is my size ... I tried them on ... they fitted perfectly. It was clearly the universe telling me that these boots were meant to be mine. With a quick swipe of a credit card, they were mine!
I'd bought my first ever copy of The Simple Things and there was a recipe for Danish Dream Cake. So once I'd come home from taking my new boots on their first jaunt into town, I got baking. It's like a very soft vanilla sponge on the bottom with a coconut flapjack type of topping. It's getting the thumbs up around here!
Then of course it was Remembrance Sunday for a time of quiet reflection. Grandma here for lunch - dog returning from her walk caked in mud and soggy leaves - and trying to work out why the programmer on our central heating system doesn't seem to like us wanting hot water and heating at the same time. I predict an engineer's visit in the near future. We've tried all the normal things, giving it a stern look, tapping it gently, putting the hoover nozzle up close to it to suck out any dust, blowing on it and even shouting 'why won't you work?' but nothing will convince it that hot water and hot radiators are a good thing. Thank goodness the weather is so mild.
And how does this Monday find me?
Pleasantly surprised by finding this in the mail ...
A premium bond win of £25 - just in time for Christmas, lovely!
Today it is really blustery; thankfully the central heating is behaving itself but I mustn't get too comfortable, I'm about to go out and meet a friend for afternoon tea. Maybe those boots will be seeing their second trip into town.
See you again next week? Same time? Same place!