Monday, 12 December 2016

Fog? What Fog?? We Have Frost

Forecast was for fog first thing, we just had a frost, not very hard, the car windscreen had thawed out by the time I went to go out.

Appointment to have my mop cut at 9 am at 9.10 the hairdresser still had not arrived so I came home. I did phone later, she forgot, I have another appointment later in the week.

So, going through for breakfast the central heating chaps van was next door. Brrrrr......door open and its freezing, no thanks, we were lucky to get it done when we did.

Monday clean done and dusted, a pot of lentil and bacon soup on the stove made with the liquor from yesterdays gammon. It will be for lunch tomorrow, we have some beans to finish up for lunch today.

Supper tonight is cold gammon jacket spuds, tomato and celery salad with coleslaw.

We are both going through out library books, I have finished the ones from Bingham, now on the books from the mobile....

We have visitors for tea on Wednesday, I have some unsalted butter so I am going to make shortbread, might do some mince pies as well, will see how I feel tomorrow when we get back from the town. I need bits from Lidl and Morrison, A voucher from Sainsbugs will buy us a bottle of sherry. DB wants to get his hair cut and I need to put fuel in the car for  the OP visits for DB he has 3 this month.

No decs up yet, I feel a bit ambivalent about decorations, might feel better after Thursday has passed.

Might get a bit more sewing done, I would like to get the blocks done and together so I can see hoe much backing fabric I am going to need. Did wonder about putting fleece on the back and bagging it out, no wadding........hmmmm....

The End of an Era

Nicholas's house has been sold and the new family will be moving in, so his affairs are on the verge of being settled. It is the first anniversary of his death on Thursday, now his family can move on. We will never forget him, he was very precious to all of us, we will always miss him. I was drawing the curtain over the front door the other night and it suddenly occurred to me that it was one of the last jobs he did for us. He was concerned that there was a draught coming through the front door which would make the hall cold. As always he was concerned that we should be warm and comfortable.

Just had a message from my daughter, my ex has been admitted to hospital with gangrene in his foot. He has diabetes and has not been looking after himself. Wonderful. We are at the hospital on Wednesday so will call in and see him.

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