Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Off to Hampshire in the morning
Sorry to be absent, but I have had a busy time of things this past week, as we have our viewing next Monday, and I am losing three days because of going down to Hampshire for Tricia's funeral on Friday. I'm dreading it as seeing her family upset is going to have me the same way, and I shall be glad when it has taken place and we can all move on. I am very grateful to our middle daughter G for providing me a bed whilst I am down there, and for accompanying me to the funeral and driving us in a hire car.
Anyway, the redecorating is now done, and the front hall is the same creamy yellow as the kitchen, and there is just a tiny bit of touching up on a filled crack in the shower room wall.
Today was Tackle the Junk Room day, and I am glad to have . . . most . . . of that done. Just needs another 15 mins or so in there on Sunday to rejig the left hand side.
The tree is set up and dressed and looks very pretty. I will try and get a decent photo of it, meanwhile you will have to make do with a photo of Molly Mouse (or is she a rat?!) and her boyfriend Tommy, who I couldn't resist when shopping in TK-Maxx again last week.
You probably won't be at all surprised to find that I have walked over 5 miles around the house in all my sorting out and tidying up today.
I am fast running out of time to get ready for Christmas, but once the viewing has happened on Monday - and I really DO hope it takes place, as we have had 3 cancellations out of 4 booked "viewings" in the past year, so I am not holding my breath - then I can get presents wrapped and sort out a food shopping list.
The meals will be fairly standard this year - turkey instead of venison for Christmas Day, a Raised Game Pie for Boxing Day, so I will blow the dust off my Elizabethan style Raised Pie tin, and probably a Ham too, as we have our eldest daughter's boyfriend coming to stay this Christmas too. I haven't made a single mince pie yet, or made a Christmas cake, or done any baking in advance, or . . . ah well, I think the kitchen is going to be red hot next week.
I'll be back on Saturday night, so hopefully will find five minutes to post. I hope you are all more organized than I am for the Big Day . . .