I'm just having a breather before heading back out the door. Olly has fallen asleep on the sofa. I think he's getting a cold - he's dead grouchy. The lamps are already switched on, as is the heating. The tumble drier is going full whack, and I am thinking about jacket potatoes for tea.
I need to ask you a question: Has anyone else nearly had a crash because they were trying to find the white candy mouse they had dropped into their lap? Honestly I nearly took out a bus stop. I am sooooo ridiculous. But I love those little mice. I usually buy about half a dozen and eat them on the way home from doing the weekly shop. I don't share them with anyone, so don't ask. People have. But they only asked once......
And I want to say a big "hello" to new followers. I'm so used to it being a select audience, that I don't notice the little friends counter go up. And it would seem that you can still join through blogger. So welcome. I'm glad you decided to stick around.
Simple happy things from my week. As always joining in with Jen.
So I would dearly love a proper wood burner or open fire. We did have one when we moved into the house, but it didn't work and we couldn't afford to buy another one. So we blocked it up and forgot about it. Lately I've been thinking how great it would be to reinstate one (Marc will shudder if he reads this). I have this image in my head of hunkering down of an evening, with the fire as a focal point. There will be a mantelpiece with a changing display of
In the meantime, in the real world of chez Paxton, we have this. An electric heater in the conservatory. There is no radiator in here, and it can get very cold at this time of year. But it is such a lovely space in which to hang out. It's bright, even on the dullest day. And it does get cosy in there. Of course a crocheted blanket from the 'foss' ladies helps too!
I have been eating so many of these lately. They are at their best now. I love their bright happy colour too. Easy to peel. Perfect for a little boys packed lunch.
Beach Walks In The Rain
It was tipping down this morning, as I walked the dogs across Carbis Bay beach. The wind was blowing my hood down, and my hair was whipping across my face. There were loads of sea birds in the sea. Diving for fish and wheeling around the waters edge. I took my camera, and as you can see the rain got onto my lens as well. I loved it. It was refreshing and exhilarating too.
A weekend in Bristol
Me and my sister in law visited my home town for a spot of Christmas shopping this weekend. It was the best time. We talked and people watched. We drank copious cups of tea, even though we were in Costa and Starbucks. We went to John Lewis and were overwhelmed with choice. We got rather drunk in our hotel room and fell asleep by ten pm. We went to IKEA (hooray!). It was top.