I was in desperate need of some down time today and having settled Keith for the afternoon, took myself off up to Three Cocks to Visit the Old Railway Line Garden Centre again. They just have the most amazing Christmas decorations and everything Christmassy, along with the garden centre, the small deli and the gifts, homeware, clothing, toys and games. I went a few weeks ago but was very parsimonious. Today I decided I would treat myself to a Christmas swag for the living room fireplace . . . (The pink link will take you to the Old Railway Line shop photos.)
I even blew the dust off the little Elastoplast tin that mum kept her card pegs, and tacks for hanging things up at Christmas and the hammer and I tapped some in to hold this in place. The cones have been sprayed red and glittery, and I just love it.
I just couldn't resist these for the tree. The robin and watering can reminded me of Beatrix Potter and so did the little squirrel, who was dearer than I realized - I thought I was pushing the boat out at £5.99 but he was actually £7.99 - didn't have my glasses with me . . .
Cheap Stocking fillers.
No room at the inn for ME on the sofa . . . Lulu, Pippi, Ghengis and Alfie.
I even made bread today - first time since I got Covid - and cooked up a big pan of Chilli which is my lunch today/tomorrow and a double portion for the freezer too. Keith is coughing and sneezing and I think he has a cold but he says not. Will settle down to watch a "Vera" I recorded shortly. Warmer weather from the South this weekend - hope it feels warmer too.