Its been a bit busy here again this week; do not seem to have five minutes to myself so I am grabbing these few moments just to pop in and let you know I am just about in the land of the living.
Its very rough with the wind outside at the moment blowing a right hooley yet it seems mild - no heating on in the house at the moment will probably go on a little later, but not for the moment.
I popped into B & M at dinner and ended up bringing home a few bits and bobs. I think I will be popping back for a couple more bits and bobs over the next few days or so. Its good for foodie bits as well so some more supplies for the pantry have also found their way home. The Ferrero Rocher chocolates are the cheapest I have seen them so far this year at £6 a tray (the larger tray) at the moment. I have also bought some little artificial candles in a pack of 12. I might get some more as I might be able to make some embroidered candle holders to go around the outside and with these little artificial lights there is no risk of something burning.
I may well get some more and then start a stockpile of Christmas presents from the beginning of the year. In all honesty I have not had the time to do any Christmas presents this year although my intention was to do the same. Next year is going to be very different. I am really going to play with both my sewing machines over the Christmas break whether OH likes it or not. I might even be able to get to some of my UFOs as well as well as use up some of my fabric stash which seems to be ever growing at the moment. I have had some more jelly rolls arrive today.
My step-son and his wife are in the process of buying their first home together. So I may well in due course make them a patchwork quilt. Will see how it goes.
At B & M they had some nice lanterns at a reasonable price which I might also get a couple of as I like proper candles in any event, but sometimes you cannot for safety reasons use the real thing. That is when you can get away with some of those candles that look like the real thing but are not. B & M had quite a few of these as well.
Tonight we have had fish for tea. OH has had haddock which I floured and then gently fried and I have had smoked undyed haddock which was a delicate smoke but very tasty served with butter and a couple of poached eggs and brown bread and butter and it has gone down very well. I just fancied some fresh fish today as I did not want a heavy meal. OH was supposed to do tea tonight but I spotted the fish so its his turn tomorrow. I have cooked a couple of times already this week.
Right I had better get a wriggle on, lots of things to do as usual so little time to do it.
Catch you soon.