Yes, I know, it's now December and really I should have got all my Christmas shopping done, the presents wrapped etc. I did at least write all the Christmas cards 3 weeks ago when I was on the steroids and couldn't sleep. Money has been in short supply recently and so I haven't done much Christmas shopping yet. I went out today with the intention of getting a few more things, but ended up with two things for ME and one present. Then I found something else that "would do" as a gift, so it evened the score up a bit.
Now, in my defence, I just COULDN'T resist this wee Christmas lassie . . . She wasn't expensive. Hands up who would have weakened too. . .
Snowflake biscuit cutters - these just had to come home with me too as they will help with the Christmas Present Problem . . .
Then two presents got bought . . .
Then I spotted this book in a charity shop, and having just read and enjoyed a book of Pamela Hartshorne, bought this as well.
The mobile library arrived today. I got three books for my husband to read and these three for me. Hope I can find time in the run up to Christmas.
Now it's winter, the cats are cwtching up indoors as much as they can. Little Whale gave me his best advice on present-buying - "Make sure any present has FISH in it" was his opinion. Mmmm. I'm still pondering over that . . .
This afternoon I have been baking - a batch of Chocolate Blackberry Brownies to be handed round at our next Fair, and a Chocolate Chip Apple Cake for the freezer. Photo and recipe tomorrow.