Monday, December 22, 2014

What have I forgotten?

So..... the shopping is done, the turkey is bought, the tree is up, the presents are wrapped, the beds are changed, the fridge is full, laundry done.
Why do I feel like there is a great big 'BUT WHAT ABOUT!!!!' hovering in the ether?
Yes I know that any old psychologist could perhaps think my anxiety relates to the family situation, and no doubt there is a nugget of truth in that, but I also feel that I have FORGOTTEN something...but what?

I haven't forgotten to send my 'blog' Christmas Card.......here it is....again...my usual Ivy Heart.
Happy Christmas, a healthy and content 2015, and all manner of loveliness to all of you...xx

Sunday, December 21, 2014

To the brink.........

The good.....

cried while watching It's a Wonderful Life  (yes those are happy tears)
drank Prosecco with a friend
decided that next year we will have a kitchen extension
got some reduced Waitrose goodies that can be frozen
ate chocolate
managed to put my tights on while standing up!

The bad.....

wrestled with the sellotape again
caught sight of my naked belly in the mirror while I was putting my tights on
Lost my temper while at Ma and Pa's

The ugly.......

Had very end-of-my-tether shouty argument with my mother - swore never to set foot in her house again...ooops there goes Christmas
(although even in my anger I managed to avoid saying 'go fuck yourself').

Merry Christmas everyone x


Monday, December 15, 2014

'Y'know I didn't think I'd like it...but I loved it...'........

Those were the Misters words last night.
We tried something new, something that was unknown to us, something
that at this time of year, when the nights are cold and dark seemed to fit the bill.
I had a glass of red wine and then we gave it a go.
A Christmas Wassail.
Talented people, singing like angels.
It was a really lovely evening.
Just goes to show really.....there must be lots of things in Life worth trying eh?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STSq2u6vkqI




Sunday, December 7, 2014

No place like home...........

One of my favourite films is 'It's a Wonderful Life' with James Stewart. I must have watched it every year for over 30 to 40 years and as schmaltzy as it is I luuuuuurrrrrrvvvvvve it. Makes me cry each and every time...happy tears.....tears that remind me how much I love my family, my life, my friends  and my home.

We have just returned from Somerset.
We had a truly splendid time.

Now we are back at home and I am reminded that the bathroom is a mess and that we need new carpet in the sitting room and I would really like a kitchen extension/replacement
and this is a mess and that is shabby and ..oh it goes on and on.....but.....with tweaking and a bit of thought and tlc and cash we could make our home better...and even without the tweaking it is home.

The Somerset trip was the last of my 'birthday' outings, and I didn't manage to get to Leicester, or Scotland or Liverpool and  a few other places, but Majorca, Lisbon, Vienna, Bratislava, Seattle, Canada, London, Paris and Wells have all been absolutely fantastic. I am a very lucky girl (of 60!).












Saturday, December 6, 2014

So far.....

This strolling about like a tourist lark

- no time restraints, stopping for libation at will, looking and oohing and aahing, taking a picture or two, cooked hotel breakfast, not making your own bed etc.,

- I could get to like living like this.

Friday, December 5, 2014

And today Mathew I will mostly be...........NOT GOING TO WORK....gotta love a Friday eh?

So instead of spending hours chained to a desk in a building I detest I will be off to Wells in Somerset for the weekend.
With the Mister. He will find a cosy hostelry to sit and read in and I will begin the Christmas shopping.
This is the plan.....although the plan this week was to use my car as usual to get to and from work but the clutch/gears are kaput so I had to use the train...plans can be slippery beasts.

Have a good weekend one and all....

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Falling at the first fence....oops

I forgot ......all that hooha about posting everyday and then I missed yesterday...duh.

Never mind. World didn't spin off its axis so I suspect all is well.

3 minutes and much sipping of tea later..........

No. Nothing. Will come back this evening.
Have a picture instead of wise words.....