Making : oat cakes to go with the cheese mountain
Cooking : marzipan fruit cake
Drinking : Taittinger
Reading: One Day in December by Josie Silver
Wanting: another long walk, after an extended lunch with family yesterday
Taken at Upton house, a National Trust property
Playing: with my new iPad!
Deciding: To eat lots of fruit and veg today
Wishing: that you all have a lovely Crimbo limbo
Enjoying: time with family
Waiting: for a few new series to start on Netflix and Prime: Grace & Frankie, The Grand Tour
Liking: Our Christmassy house; lots of twinkly white lights
Wondering: which case to buy for my iPad (it’s 6th generation 2018, any recommendations?)
Loving: the Corinne Lapierre felt embroidery kits which I’ve been given for Christmas
Pondering: whether to try a little crochet (I know, it’s banned)
Considering: feeding my sourdough starter. I think I’ve made three loaves in four days, but it has been appreciated
Buying: nothing at the moment, after all the Christmas shopping – presents and food – if we haven’t got it, we can’t have it!
Watching: The last episode of The Kominsky Method on Netflix. Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas are funny together
Hoping: they commission a second series, there’s only six episodes
Marvelling: how I have lost my capacity to drink anything other than a couple of glasses; having done dry October and then nothing alcoholic again since the last weekend in November, until Christmas Eve
Cringing: at loud drunken people
Needing: a tissue, I’ve got the sneezes
Questioning: my mind is a relaxed blank
Smelling: Nothing, see above!
Wearing: sleepwear as I’m dictating this to my iPhone first thing in the morning, still in bed
Following: nothing particularly, screen time has been minimal this week
Knowing: I think about going back to a text-only phone then remember I’ve just been given a lovely new iPad!
Thinking: about putting an audiobook on next
Admiring: this father
Sorting: things to go to the charity shops
Getting: rounder! That’s the power of Christmas
Bookmarking: actual books
Coveting: some Simple facial wipes, used my last one
Opening: kitchen cupboards and finding chocolate and nuts everywhere
Giggling: at Albert Finney in Scrooge
Snacking: “Please take it away, I’ve eaten enough!”
Helping: with the washing up
Hearing: birds tweeting
Slicing: vegetables, later, for a stir fry
Celebrating: Christmas, with family
Forgetting: nothing, I think I covered it all
Winning: at Christmas, It’s been a really lovely relaxed week
Pretending: I did cool auntie dancing yesterday
Sneaking: Rocky Road last night while watching TV
Embracing: my nieces, even though they were aghast at my auntie dancing
I hope you’ve had a really nice Christmas and things are going well with you
And that’s a year of Taking Stock:
What a super Christmas you had, Blenheim looks spectacular. Just followed the link to the felt embroidery kits, they are so cute, which ones did you receive? Hope you will be able to do some stitching and lots of crocheting in 2019. Happy New Year.
Thanks Cathy. I hope you’ve also had a good time.
The sewing pouch and the pincushion kits. So cute!
Happy New Year!