... when I can be found in the pub at lunch time.Cheers!
Month: December 2015
Gingerbread Houses and Gløgg
I'd already cancelled.This week, life has been too much.I didn't know how I could stand and make small talk."Come," she said. "Be with people who love you.He'll be fine; we know him.And we have alcohol for you." So we went.He was fine.As was I, helped by a largish glass of Gløgg(the Norwegian version of mulled wine).
Through a Glass Darkly
This afternoon The Boy Child and I went into the West Endto see Goodnight Mister Tom at the Duke of York's theatre. We saw it last time it was in the West Endand The Boy Child was more than happy to see it again.There we were, settling down to Act 2 and the scene is where disturbed … Continue reading Through a Glass Darkly
Easy Christmas Card Display
How do you display yours?When I was young, mum and dad hung long pieces of stringalong the picture rail from corner to corner to hang them on. These days, of course, we receive a lot less than back then.I'd been piling them up on the bookshelf.Balanced on the tops of books.They slid off.Of course they did.I … Continue reading Easy Christmas Card Display
Christmas at Kew Gardens
We joined a few friends earlier this evening for a stroll along the winter trail. It was pretty amazing. A festive fire garden, a choir of holly bushes (yes, really), and a tunnel of lights. Although I'm not sure quite what The Boy Child made of it.
Advent Carol Service
The Brainy One and I had the opportunity to attendthe Advent Carol Service at The Boy Child's school this afternoon.It was held in the same church as the one used by his old school.But that was where the similarities ended.I mean, it was lovely and all, but it was like attending a concert of choral music.There was … Continue reading Advent Carol Service
The Scent of Christmas
There are several smells that make me think of Christmas ...Gingerbread lattés.Satsumas.Yankee Candle candles. I can go all year and never light a candle.We have several around the house that are used for decorative purposes.There are several utilitarian ones in the kitchen that are used in the event of a power cut (which occurs more often than you … Continue reading The Scent of Christmas
December Daily | Days 9-11
On the 9th, I used a rather cheeky card I'd purchased in Texas last Christmas.I put the numeral on the front and wrote the journaling on the inside.I added a few embellishments and covered the back of the card with patterned paper.Details about the 10th are written on the reverse of the postcard, but are not … Continue reading December Daily | Days 9-11
I took delivery of these lovely shoes at 4.20 pm yesterday and left the house in them for an evening out at 5 pm.Of all the shoes I have ever owned, and there have been many,these are the only shoes that have drawn unsolicited commentsfrom strangers on the Tube about how lovely they are.
Here’s the Thing …
... if you're going to pretend to be an RAF Spitfire pilotfrom the Second World War,you should really know more about the aircraftand the Battle of Britain than the eight year old boy you are talking to.