I haven’t given a little update on what I’ve been up to for a while, so I thought I would now. I’m working right up until Christmas (don’t get me started on why an office that provides a non-essential service needs to be open on Christmas Eve!). However, I’ve been pottering quite a lot recently.
I finished all my Christmas shopping in November, so December for me is mostly a time of wrapping presents, reading, drinking lots of hot drinks, watching Christmas films and singing along to Christmas music (I LOVE Christmas music).
I need to finish six more books to meet my reading challenge for the year, which was to read 60 books. I’ve been reading a lot on my Kindle, but I’m also trying to finish my stack of unread paperback books (this is a never-ending project, to which I’m sure a lot of you can relate!).
I’ve been enjoying having pots of tea in the conservatory whilst watching the birds in the garden. My little teapot does four cups of tea so I get about 40 mins of sitting around sipping tea and staring out the window. It’s very relaxing, if none of the neighbours are doing DIY (my street has a surprising abundance of folk sawing wood and building things).
I’ve been making my fingerless mittens for charity. It’s a very satisfying knitting project because it only takes a couple of hours to make a pair, and so you feel like you’re getting somewhere. I had hoped to get a box of knitted goodies off to charity before Christmas, but it’s a bit late to post now (Royal Mail isn’t that reliable at the best of times, and certainly not around Christmas!).
Every year, we drive around town and have a look at all the Christmas lights that have been put up. It’s a tradition. This was my favourite house this year. Apparently the couple that live there have a disabled son, and they put all the lights up as a sensory experience for him. (To clarify for non-Brits, it’s not normal to see houses decorated like this. Brits don’t really go all out with Christmas lights.)
Our town puts lights up too. My favourite part this year is the tree next to the market cross in the market place. It’s so stately and pretty.
That’s what’s been going on in my world recently. I hope you’re enjoying December too.
P.S It’s my sister’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday to my ancient sister (25!).