Our home, ready for Christmas
Here in the UK it is 6.15pm on Christmas Eve. Husband and I have been having a very lazy afternoon and shortly I will make something for us to eat, perhaps just a ham sandwich, some cheese (perhaps slice of Stilton) and some olives, nothing which requires much of an effort to produce and then we will indulge in a slice of Christmas cake – yes, a little early, it’s not Christmas Day until tomorrow, but husband loves Christmas cake and as we’re not hosting any of the Christmas festivities this year, why not cut into our own cake which was made mainly for our own indulgence although family will, of course, eventually have some slices.
All is now ready for the two days of the Christmas celebrations, the house is clean and tidy (well clean-ish and tidy-ish!) and this evening we will cosily enjoy watching a new production of Maigret on TV although I’m always expecting actor, Rowan Atkinson to start making funny faces a la Mr Bean. He never does but I can’t help but feel that he is sorely tempted! There is also the first of a series of ten Christmas University Challenge programmes, so we will enjoy those, too.
A new jigsaw puzzle I have bought for when we have seen sufficient television programmes!
It is years since we did a puzzle, will we enjoy it or be bored witless?
I had a lovely surprise about an hour ago: a dear friend called with a bouquet of the most beautiful pink and cerise carnations. Not spray carnations, but lovely long-stemmed carnations which I absolutely love. I had not heard from her and I was beginning to be concerned that she might not be well. She doesn’t keep good health and I thought she might be really incapacitated. However, although she isn’t well, her son had brought her in his car specially to bring me the flowers. How kind is that? I feel truly humbled that I have such lovely friends, another of whom sent a present today, kindly delivered by her son, another dear woman who has not been in the best of health recently.
And speaking of friends, I would like to say to all of you who read my blog, wherever you are, and especially to those who leave such thoughtful comments, a very big thank you. Without readers there would be little point in having a blog, and although I can’t offer anything exciting here, just the ordinary day to day happenings of a retired married woman and her husband and the things in which I am interested, I am truly delighted with how my posts have been received and obviously enjoyed by so many people from America to Australia, from Canada to New Zealand, as well as those in the UK. So a big thank you to all of you.
And finally, as Christmas Day is dawning on the other side of the world, I would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas. May you have a wonderful time, whatever you are doing, whoever you are with, and if you have to travel to be with family and friends, may you have a safe journey to them and again for your return home.
Until next time.