Saturday, 26 November 2016

DO try this at home (or work or anywhere)

We are doing a 'thing' this year at work. The place is always awash for yummy snacks, chocolate advent calendars etc for the whole of December but this year we had a few suggestions to share the love around.

My boss suggested a Reverse Advent Calendar after seeing the idea on Facebook. Those of us who have signed up are taking an item for the food bank into work every day of advent. Naturally we have a foodbank at work (all liberal lefties here) and have checked that those that run it can cope so hopefully our goodies should get to people who need them just ahead of Christmas. Its obviously not brilliant to live in a time when a foodbank is necessary but we can do what we can do.

Counting down to Christmas without a chocolate advent calendar is probably betetr for me anyway :)

Friday, 4 November 2016

Woohoo Friday

My favourite day of the week. I love my job and today was a good day, shortlisting, team re-organising and all my favourite things but nonetheless the weekend still wins! I especially like Friday as the weekend hasn't yet started so it feels so full of possibilities.

So, in a break with tradition, minimal 'housework' tomorrow. Last load of laundry is already in, a quick sweep around will be all of the cleaning. Instead I have plans. & to me they are exciting!

Saturday -
Take 5 things (or ten if it goes well) form the attic to sort and dispose. Ebay, charity or bin as appropriate.
Jamal is going to show me some exercises for my tummy
Go for a bike ride also with Jamal
Make a cottage pie for Sunday supper (Sunday is expected to be a busier day)
Sew a bunch of my clothes which are too big to wear but too nice to ditch. Loads of other stuff is being ditched but these bits are too nice, for now.
Evening at my parents house with my sister and brother in law, always a great giggle

Sunday -
All about preparing both gardens for winter. Cutting, pruning, binning and tidying. I am expecting it to take all day. Fahed is out in the evening as he has won a ticket to a big poker game (he only plays when he wins a free ticket as he is just a tight as me!) eldest son and girlfriend will be round int he evening for supper and for me to do their tax returns. lol. The joys of being an accountant!


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Learning to let go

My house should be empty, but it’s very much not! I give a box of unwanted items to the Salvation Army every few weeks and a bag of clothing even more often.  These things are unwanted so easy to get rid of. This week though I took the plunge in getting rid of thing I like but don’t need or aren’t suitable. Beautiful running shoes which are too narrow to my best mate, a brand new, posh (and rather itchy) blanket complete with posh tags to my sons girlfriend, will make a good Christmas gift for someone I think. Some ‘monster feet’ slippers also to sons GF for her eldest son. A massive bag of light bulbs to my dad! We are going onto LED, which some far is lovely as the light is so pure but hopefully massive cost saving in electricity. My dad prefers to stick with the old style bulbs so I think I just gave him enough to last until he is about 150 years old J
Next it’s the attic. Fahed thinks I hoard and I think he hoards so we agreed that everything which hasn’t been used in two years can go! The suitcases and bags, the Christmas decorations, which I overhauled and pruned last year, the camping and picnic equipment.  That can all stay. Any bags of cloths or bedding can go. Also anything electronic.  Will be interesting to see what else is up there.
Then we are going to floor the place out, get a new fancy ladder and a new door.
Surely after that we are super organised??

Autumn has arrived

I can tell as we have had rain pretty much non stop for so many days. And its getting colder. Part 1: So obviously thats a great time t...