So, December is nearly upon and no Christmas cards written as yet – I better get a move on! Bet some of you have nearly finished yours! Tell you what, I’ll make you a deal – anyone who leaves me a comment letting me know a card’s on its way with your address in, to QVC towers (London SW84NQ), I’ll send you an actual card back, along with a signed piccie!
I bought a lot of charity cards as well as making my own so I have some left over. And thanks so much to the lovely ladies who already sent my first two cards. Hi to Lesley Anne Fyvie and Sandra Oliver and families.
And as for presents, well, we ended up at the Loseley Christmas market just outside Guildford at the weekend – I absolutely love it! There were tons of homemade items, and I bought the two littlest nieces a handmade padded gilet each – perfect for the coming cold weather!
Lara was most amused by the owls – so tame, and so soft! It's funny because we’d not long seen the latest Harry Potter film, featuring tons of similar owls (film was fab by the way!) Bought several other items for friends and family and me! So it was a great trip out.
As was the dinner cruise on the Thames for a friend’s 50th birthday – I just love those sorts of cruises. Cheesy and kitsch, the cabaret artist didn’t let us down - they played Tie a Yellow Ribbon, lots of Abba and ended with New York New York! It was very loud too, but if you can decipher the sound on this clip, this’ll give you an idea of what the end of the night was like!
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. And only got a little tiny bit sea sick! At least that’s what we told ourselves it was! Lol.
Winter is finally here…
I was glad to get home that night as it’s getting bitter cold where we are in Dorking. It was minus three that night when I arrived back. What’s it been like where you are? Some of my Facebook friends reported nine inches of snow on top of a wheely bin in Aberdeen! I'm a bit worried about the coming months though – if it’s anything like last year, me and Craig will end up holed up in a nearby hotel on stand-by, filling in for anyone who can’t make it past the end of their drive. And of course I’ll have to step up the plans for the poggies.
They’re all fine at the moment, loving the new beds I’ve bought them and the new heating I’ve put in their little utility room. They stay in there when I’m at work, with access to outside, so they can go out and tell anyone off who dares to walk by the fence.
Daisy is finding her own amusement - continuing her campaign to chew up anything she can get her hands on. A welly has become the latest victim, fortunately only the top edge this time, instead of the complete toe like the last pair. And I regularly go into the kitchen and find her innocently looking up at me surrounded by the spoils of her latest bout of Chewmania, as if to say 'who me'?
Not sure when to get the real tree this year, as both my kids are not at home till nearly Christmas week – what is the best time to put up a tree do you think?
And on the topic of Christmas, do check out the presenters’ Christmas wish lists.
Looking forward to the next week or so on air, particularly on Friday (3rd) when the Hairy Bikers will be here in the studio with some Christmas cooking tips!
Take care and keep warm!
P.S. Lo and behold, I woke up this morning (Tuesday) to a dusting of snow – and it's still falling! Puppies were amazed and went scooting round the garden in delight!