It was a 'can't match the excitement of last week' kind of weekend but we still found something to celebrate. My husband's birthday. His choice for birthday cake was coffee and walnut. Good job I took a picture early in the day as by lunchtime a quarter of it had gone! Off to Carluccio's for dinner in the evening. A festive menu, a glass of prosecco and Christmas crackers. He was a happy boy!
Our son came home on Sunday and offered to cook lunch. He didn't need to ask twice - he's a good cook and I am happy to hand over the cooker! Of course, the neat and tidy new kitchen looks like a whirlwind has blown through it after he's finished but it's a small price to pay for someone else cooking Sunday lunch. Not a traditional one of course, that's not his style. A lamb tagine which was absolutely delicious.
So Monday arrives again and it's time to wave to Sian and her merry bunch of Mondayers.
It's coming up for the anniversary of losing my mum, and so after work I went to the churchyard to lay a wreath. (not sure what's happened to the perspective in this photo - my hand looks much too large - the wreath isn't really that small!)
It's sad to think she's been gone 18 years, and has missed so much of the kids growing up but I had a little chat to tell her all the exciting news and I like to think that she heard in some way.
Walking back to the car I noticed this :
Daffodils. In December? I know it's been mild but surely it's not right to see them before Christmas!
So, how's everyone getting on with their Christmas preparations? Everyone ready and organised? I do hope not as I am completely behind schedule this year and I'd hate to think I was the only one starting to feel a little pre-Christmas panic coming on!