Look at that we’re on the home straight now, 2 and bit more weeks of this year.
We’ve put the Christmas tree up, placed a few decorations around the room and put the wreath on the front door.
The Christmas stash is looking good. – What’s a Christmas stash?? a kitchen cupboard filled with goodies, biscuits, posh cranberry sauce, nuts, chocolate, shortbread, jars of M&S salsa dip, M&S black olive breadsticks. (that’s what I remember at the moment). Christmas is one of the rare times I go to M&S food hall. I wait for them to have the biscuits and shortbread at half price.
I’ve also bought the Turkey crown and some bits and bobs to have for a buffet supper (or ‘pick’ as it’s known in our house – because you pick the food..)
The Christmas puds are made and are stored in the salad box in the fridge. So we are nearly ready now. Last few pressies to get and then the fight on Christmas Eve eve to get fresh veggies.
Some of my decorations. Top row: A fluffy ball, a wire angel, one of my Selfridges glass droppers, the wreath I made last year.
Bottom row: A dangler I made from spare baubles and beads, Portuguese Santa and vase of more spare baubles, fat little elf and a Merry Christmas bauble.
After the failed job interview last week I was offered some feedback and although I was dreading it, it wasn’t so bad. They had a few internal applicants and some from the branch network who all had more current knowledge of products than I have.
I also need to think more of the STAR mnemonic (Situation, Task, Action, Result) when providing my examples as on a couple of them I didn’t say what the result was. She was impressed with my presentation.
Above – My Christmas tree, dangler in Newport, my bargain page a day diary 2014 (£1 in Card Warehouse), just how close does a child have to get to the TV??
Saturday bought around a reminder that it is a year since Kerry – Multiple Mummy passed away. She was one of the first bloggers I followed and I loved the way she wrote, full of joy and smiles. I can’t imagine what it’s been like for Nick and the children but it was lovely to see his post with the video in it showing that they have coped so well.
I also read this post by Fi at Childcare is Fun. We all need to be reminded that we need love and joy in our lives. AND talking of love and joy – I’ll have to tell you about some joy – I was having such a good time I never thought about getting the camera out!!
I was trying to get this drafted, I was sat on my (now almost flat) beanbag, legs under the coffee table and Ashley was watching Peppa. He decided he would rather climb on Nanna. He climbed onto my lap and stood up, I held his arms, lifted him up and dumped him on the sofa behind me. He started laughing, got off the sofa and climbed on my lap again, he was tossed onto the sofa again. This went on for 5 or 6 times each time the laugh got bigger, I had tears of laughter streaming down my face and Ash was laughing so much he was forgetting to breathe! He may be a handful at times but he brings such joy and love into our lives.
Cherish what you have – Hugs to you all.
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