Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Mike had managed to accumulate quite a lot in WH Smiths, and as our friend (who's quite clever) predicts that they will be the first to go that was our fist port of call. We then went to Boots, HMV and Waterstones. Although we were determined to spend, spend, spend, we have still managed to come back with quite a lot.
I've also bought a journal, with the idea that when I think of "stuff" I can write it down and then transfer it here when I get home. How often do you think that will happen!
Mike and I are going out for a meal tonight, even that is in a sale 50% off at La Tasca!
Monday, 29 December 2008
On the way home we popped in to see the Abbots. This photo was more problematic, because Jacob wouldn't sit still so Mike had to be in it as well.
So, now we're home. Jacob is in bed, fingers crossed until about 8am! Got a couple of days to do some relaxing and then New Year shall be upon us.
Friday, 19 December 2008
I'm still receiving quite a few postcards and Christmas cards in the post. I'm really enjoying receiving them, but I'm enjoying being rated by the people I send to more. It's such a lovely buzz when someone really loves what you send and you get a lovely comment and a heart.Pretty much all the online shopping has arrived. There has been a bit of an error with one of the shops. I ordered a plastic table for Jacob and they sent me a kitchen! Not sure what I should do at the moment.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
December 5th: Counting Down to Christmas
December 6th: Chrsitmas Memories
December 7th: To-Do ListDecember 8th: Take photos todayabout what you saw.
Here is a Chrsitmas card, from......you've guessed it a Christmas card swap
And here are some maagazines from the magazine swap I'm in. I've receieved all my magazines noow. All I need now is time to sit and read them!
Friday, 12 December 2008
Then I received a couple of deliveries from the Early Learning Centre for Jacob's Christmas presents, which included his new red chairs. I hope he likes them.He slept the whole night through last night. I am very happy to have received an uninterrupted nights sleep.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Jacob was playing with his empty washing basket, so I put him in it. He tried to crouch down and pull the lid down, but kept squashing his head. He then decided it would be easier to duck down and spring up in a peek-a-boo fashion. Very funny, except I was running his bath at the time and there ended up being a bit too much water in it.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Neen came around this morning. It was so good to sit and talk, not just about the little jobs but about all sorts. I have three jobs to do. I need to contact the local media about the Christmas events, Make bunting for the Newtown Reminiscence day and create a spreadsheet with the questionnaires, sounds simple enough. I think the bunting will be the most challenging and the most fun. Ike is coming tomorrow to give me the jobs for the Christmas Service sheets.
I did my Christmas shopping this afternoon, all online. I'm 90% there I think, it should all be delivered in the next week.
Had a swap postcard from Dallas today. I'll shall photograph it when I get a minute and put it on.
Off to bed now, got a bit of a headache and it needs to be gone by the morning, as Jacob will be at home with me tomorrow so I'll have to play.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Jacob thought he was really funny this morning climbing into mummy and daddy's bed, he's never really done it before so Isnapped a few pics of him giggling away.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Thursday was totally manic. We walked into town in the morning, I needed to but postcards, which are not the easiest thing to find in Chester. We bumped into a friend whilst on the hunt and following her advice found some gorgeous ones in Paperchase. After lunch we went to see Julia for a coffee and a catch up. Then we picked up my friends two sons Matthew and Jonathan from school. They came back to play for a bit and have some tea. We made pizza. There was some interesting toppings! Jonathan had ham, carrots and peas. I then had PCC in the evening. I'm definitely making progress, there were only about three errors in my minutes for the previous meeting, whoop whoop.
I finished work for Christmas on Friday (kind of, got a couple of things to go in for on Monday). It feels brilliant to have four weeks off work. I've got quite a few plans over the next few weeks, hopefully everything will come to fruition.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
I only really got to know Caroline this year when she started to come to our small group. She immediately helped bring the group together and has definitely been a catalyst for our developing relationships.
She was a bright beautiful shining star with amazing style and a stickler for matching underwear! She was strong, brave and extremely honest. She was kind, generous and cared deeply for the people around her.
She brought a lot of laughter to our small group in the time she was with us. She had some slightly obsessive compulsive tendencies which included, restricting toilet roll at home, keeping the cushions plumped and cleaning the skirting boards with the bathroom towels on the way to the washing machine.
When Jacob had his final set of immunisations Mike was unable to come, due to work. Caroline came, she met us in the surgery and distracted him while I held him close. He was certainly distracted by this slightly mad woman, who kept saying she wanted to take him home. I was overwhelmed by her kindness on that occasion and she will always have a place in my memories.
Monday, 1 December 2008
I opened my Fair Trade Advent Calendar this morning. Yum yum.