Making: Crocheting the last third of the V Stitch scarf, then back to the blanket
Cooking: Lamb daube, purple sprouting and baked potatoes
Drinking: Red wine
Reading: I just finished The Improbability of Love (it’s good. Funny to visit Waddeston Manor the same week. Spot the connection for 10 points?) so it’s time for a soppy Christmas book now
Wanting: a Happy Christmas for all my family and friends and you, of course
Playing: Words with Friends. I’m about 5 years behind everyone, I know
Deciding: Not to just plan to wrap presents earlier than Christmas Eve, but to actually DO it
Wishing: for another glass of red wine
Enjoying: The anticipation of getting our tree
Waiting: For presents!
Liking: The smell of roasted chestnuts, a traditional snack still sold on London streets
Wondering: If we’ll have any snow before year end. Considering it was a balmy 15C today it’s doubtful
Loving: Christmas programmes; looking forward to Downton, Sherlock and the Agatha Christie costume drama on Boxing Day
Pondering: Whether I’d like to go to Space
Considering: Buying some stollen, but maybe I should make it instead
Buying: Glacé cherries, moisturiser and nuts
Watching: The Breakfast Club, it’s good still
Hoping: Love Film have St Elmo’s Fire
Marvelling: At all the Christmas lights
Cringing: at nothing in particular
Needing: Some fresh air
Questioning: Why ‘Chantenay carrots have recently been revived in the UK, having not been available in this country since the 1960s.’ (Wikipedia.) Why have they not been available since then? So few varieties of fruit and vegetables are available, when there are hundreds of very old varieties
Smelling: Fragrant! (Clinique Elixir, darling)
Wearing: My favourite chunky red cardie
Following: The mission to The International Space Station and our astronaut Tim Peake
Noticing: How weirdly mild the weather is at the moment; it’s the warmest December in over 50 years
Knowing: I’m nearly all organised for Christmas
Thinking: About what to do when, in the coming week
Admiring: People’s knitwear
Sorting: Books and DVDs again, 2 more trips to the charity shop last week
Getting: Our tree tomorrow. Much better around 20th than having it from 1st December, too much, too soon!
Bookmarking: All sorts, but always forgetting to go back to them
Coveting: …Father Christmas knows!
Disliking: Music bleeding loudly from others’ headphones, do they not realise they’re harming their ears? And being a royal pain
Opening: A pack of salmon fillets wondering why it’s always so difficult
Giggling: At the Croydon Lucozade story (knowing I shouldn’t)
Feeling: Healthy, positive and energetic
Snacking: On chantenay carrots
Helping: A girl find her lost keys at the bus station
Hearing: My audio book: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
The Taking Stock list is from Pip’s Meet me at Mike’s blog, you can use it too.
Happy Christmas to you, hope you have a lovely rest from work…I intend to (2 weeks off – yay!). Jean
Home made Stollen is better than the shop sort in my opinion. Just made two myself.
Happy Christmas Rachel. 15.7 here yesterday!
I have a mild urge to take stock after reading this :-)
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Good list. My girls are hoping for snow for their birthdays in January! We have a tobogganing party booked but real snow would make it perfect! X