With the start of a New Year tomorrow, I have been thinking about this past year and all it had to offer me, the highs and the lows of life. So I decided to make a gratitude tin today for both myself and Mr P, this gives us both a chance to insert one Post-it each day that list one thing we have been grateful for. I have used a tin from the supermarket glued Mr P on one and Mrs P on another, attaching a little ribbon on the top I cant wait until the following News Years Day when Mr P and I will have 365 things to reflect upon and be grateful for ……Post-it’s at the ready!!!!
Whilst visiting family in Surrey Mr P and I decided to go to Windsor to do a spot of shopping. The shops in Windsor are amazing, living in Cornwall our choice is a little limited, so I seize any opportunity available to visit different outlets, especially so close to Christmas. Parking in Windsor was straight forward, we found a great car park within the first few minutes and thought that the prices were very reasonable at £5 for over 4 hours (I didn’t spend this much time shopping as I had Mr P with me).
Whilst travelling to Bude on our first adventure, we were looking to grab a decaf coffee from somewhere, however, after trying McDonald’s and various other outlets, nowhere sold decaf coffee to go. I normally pack a flask, but trying to pour this can often be a little tricky and I end up with dribbles of coffee over me or the seat!!
Christmas just wouldn’t be same in our household without a delicious Christmas cake to eat and enjoy over the festive season. I made this sugar free Christmas cake as an experiment and it is truly amazing, its succulent and tasty a perfect combination especially with a cuppa. Unfortunately ladies it’s not calorie free just sugar free. Don’t think it’s going to last long in our house, may need to make another before Christmas.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well for me it is anyway. As mention in a previous post I love Christmas. However last year was totally last minute.com and poor Mr P must of wondered where his fun, Christmas loving and calm wife had disappeared, instead he had a crazy, frantic wreck around him sitting in a sea of wrapping paper and presents feeling totally overwhelmed. With this in mind I made a promise to myself that this year would be different. I started buying presents in October and finished the last of them in November, with the final presents arriving yesterday. I have been wrapping them as they arrived and they are now sitting in special bags all labelled waiting to be delivered (if only Santa could do this for me). Heading into December I can now enjoy putting the tree up, decorating the house, Christmas lights, lunches and parties not forgetting the Christingle and Christmas play, which always brings a tear to my eye, as well as making merriment with those that are special to me…