Well this time last week I was starting to panic that we might be homeless from January 12th, which is when we have to be out of our rented house. The next morning I went to view a house, Chris returned with me for a second viewing on Monday and we have just had our offer accepted. Obviously we have quite a way to go yet until everything is all done and dusted, particularly with Christmas in the middle of it all, but if it is meant to be, it will happen. It is quite exciting but also a little nerve-racking, just what I need as we enter the festive season…not!!!!
Then on Wednesday it was Daniel's birthday. I made his cake late on Tuesday night when I got home from work. I could have done it on Wednesday really, as Dan was out at work all day, but I wanted him to wake up to the smell of freshly baked chocolate cake!
It was a bit weird not opening his cards and pressies until he got home (he goes out at 7am, way too early for me) and his sister had arrived at ours for dinner. Sophie had bought Dan a golf day from Amazon and they were due to email him on his birthday morning with his gift. I thought it was a bit odd that he didn't thank his sister when she arrived but guessed he was waiting until he was opening presents.
That was not why he didn't thank her. He had deleted the email thinking it was junk even though it said "A Gift From Sophie"!!!! Fortunately we had printed up a hard copy and he was subsequently able to retrieve it from the 'trash' and anyway it gave us all a good laugh!
It felt a little bit like the end of an era as Daniel will not be moving with us to the new house as it is not close enough to the Crystal Palace training ground. Speaking of Palace, we now have a new manager in Tony Pulis who takes charge of his first game away at Norwich tomorrow. Apparently he has never managed a team that got relegated so everything crossed that we are not the team to spoil his record …. still plenty of games to play this season and at least we are off the bottom now after our win at Hull last weekend.
Last night we all went out for dinner with his best friend from school, Phil, and Sophie's flat mate, Gilly, then home to ours for more chocolate birthday cake and some entertainment courtesy of Wilfy!
He is starting to develop a couple of naughty habits actually, like drinking from my water glass even though we always have a water bowl around for him.
He also thinks my pot pourri bowl is a toy for him. On Wednesday morning he selected a mini pine cone to knock on the floor and chase around, yesterday it was a curly wurly wood shaving and today it was a circle of dried apple. I just think it's funny how he selects a different piece each day, and just the one!!!
I wonder if you caught the Butler & Wilson Couture show last Sunday? We had some beautiful jewellery and we sold out of the 20th birthday limited-edition Dancing Couple brooch, which I think was meant to be on this Sunday's show. It is the final show with Simon this year, and he's usually not back until February, so hope you can join us at 2pm.
Technically it is my weekend off but I couldn't not be there for his last show before Christmas and to hand over his 'naff' Christmas present, which is a running joke with us now! Before that, I am looking forward to this afternoon on QVC.
My Fashion on Friday today is Lulu Guinness. I have selected a very affordable 'Julia's Pick' to maybe treat someone to as their first 'Lulu'. Everything is on three Easy Pays today (in recognition of Black Friday) so you will also be to stock up on L'Occitane, which I have at 6pm.
Unfortunately I will miss the staff Christmas party tonight but it is probably just as well…I think I could do with a quiet night in after the week I've had. I should be home in time to watch 'I'm a Celebrity…' I wonder who your favourite is??
P.S I was at the hospital yesterday for my latest check-up for my CML but I won't have the results for a week or so – I'll keep you posted x