Thanks for popping in. Wet n windy here darn sarf today! Not nice at all at all!
Christmas is looming, isn’t it? Are you in the festive mood yet? I’m not feeling it yet, although I have been putting together a little box to send to the States, as our Mark can’t make it home this year. New job and all that.
Talk of the devil! Must be my witching powers! He just Facetimed! Nice to catch up. Ribbed him mercilessly about not coming home for Christmas. But I do get it. Gives us an excuse to fly out to San Fran in February perhaps…
There’s no point – ABSOLUTELY NO POINT – in dwelling on it or being sad about it. Can’t change it. An dear old friend of mine, John, who is sadly no longer with us, always used to say, “turn it round Barb, turn it round.” So whatever happens, I just try to find a positive in it. Mark can’t come home in December, and I’m guessing he’s unhappy about it, too – but we can certainly go see him in February!
But Grace and her Mark are coming home, so that’ll be good. And I’m definitely stocking up on Lebkuchen! Lidls rocks! I remember years ago, somebody saw me leaving Lidls and started mocking me, saying they’d never have believed I shop at cutprice Lidls. Are you kidding?! They have the BEST selection of German food in the country, apart from Fortnum & Mason – and I’m not chasing up to Picadilly just to buy Sauerkraut and marzipan when local Lidls have got it all in abundance! If you know what you are looking for, it is quite the emporium of fine food! Last week, when I was at the new Lidls in Edenbridge, I couldn’t believe the selection of German delicacies. One for me, one for Mum, one for me, one for Mum – all along the aisle!
This week on Youtube Tuesday, Simon has dug out the Elf n Appiness Video from last year, the shrink plastic gig. It’s on the Claritymattersblog.com Do check it out. It’s great fun x
But now I must press on. Presents to wrap, cards to write, etc etc etc.
Love & Hugs,