I have just eaten hot cross buns for lunch. With the pastry crosses on. No, you have not entered a time warp thingy, we can get Easter treasures in the food departments all year long. This rather takes the "special" out of eating them on Good Friday, of course, but the delicious-ness is delightful. So is the alliteration. And we will not mention the calories either. Cold days mean carbohydrates are essential. According to me.
I am supposed to be sewing. However, I am captivated by baby shopping sites on the web, and am very happy imagining my shopping basket, should I happen to win the lotto tonight. Sigh. Once upon a time, long long ago, staying out of the shops meant saving money. Now, I can just click the mouse and enter shops which make me drool in my own home. This is not good. Trust me. I am a first time Granny, and that does not bode well for my wallet, which appears to be anorexic.
This week, like most weeks, has flown by. I went to a concert in our village last Sunday, performed by the local music society I usually sing with - Bach's Christmas Oratorio, which was excellent. Then there was book club on Monday, London and tennis at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, recovering on Wednesday..... and so it went.
This year, 4 of us went to the tennis, the senior's master's tour, and we took the train to London and then a taxi to the RAH, because I would never in a million years have coped with the underground. As it was, I found sitting very difficult for long periods, and eventually gave up and started wandering round the corridors aimlessly, until a door-lady asked if I had a problem. When I told her the knee was misbehaving, she ushered me to the disabled section, right at the court-side, so I could stand and watch in comfort. Bliss. So that was great. And we saw London lit at night from the taxi on the way back to the station too. Believe me, London at night in the run up to Christmas, is very special indeed.
My friends were discussing the lack of Christmas lights yesterday. We have noticed that many people have stopped lighting the exteriors of their homes this year, and that has to be because of the massive increase in electricity costs. So it appears that it will be a dark Christmas this year around here.
Right. I am off now to sew. Wrap presents. Tidy the house. Clean. Do the exercises. All the stuff I am putting off on a daily basis. At least all the activity will keep me warm!
I will be back.