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Sunday 18 December 2022

Trying To Keep The Cold Out!

 "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." - Garrison Keillor
Welcome to my Sunday 💓
We had a bit of a lie in...
On this day back in 2010.
We had 20 cms of snow....
 I am hoping we won't have that much this Christmas!
Then it was time for Breakfast with Brew.
The thermal vest went on!
So did the kettle....
(As the Coffee Machine has now stopped working, and waiting for the new one to arrive)
Coffee Time!
Now to try to make the house warmer!
We added another thermal lining to the living room curtain...
Hoping that helps with the draughts from the window!
Changed our bedroom curtains to the yellow curtains from the Living Room, as they are three layered curtains.
Hoping it will keep the bedroom warm now!
Light lunch time!
Out for some fresh air in the rain!
First was to check my tyre pressures.
Then in the rain we went to see my mum and dad.
Oh the surprise I had, my other two siblings haven't added a wreath of those own....
One of them might turn up on Christmas Eve with his own and hopefully won't try to nick mine!
(As everytime he comes up, he like to help himself to something I have put on our parent's grave!)
I had a conversation with my parents.
Then headed back home in the rain.
Hubby started on the tea.
I had another Faux Fur Wreath to do.
Then I added to our bedroom wall.
Tea was ready.
We watched the Best Christmas Cake and Best Christmas Jumper episodes.
Now for some highlights of Morecambe and Wise...with Andre Previn...
If you want to read the back story to it.
Read this:
Still funny after all these years...
Now to look into today's newspaper:
UK No.1 on this day in 1959:
Emile Ford and the Checkmates -
What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes at Me For?
UK No.1 on this day in 1982:
Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
US No.1 on this day in 1961:
The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
US No.1 on this day in 1982:
Daryl Hall and John Oates - Maneater
US No.1 on this day in 2010:
Katy Perry - Firework
Then we did today Heardles.
Heardle 60s:
My answers:
Sleep Tea Time.
No Wobbly Work Wheel for me tomorrow...🎡





Monday 5 December 2022


 "You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card." —Buddy
Welcome aboard my Wobbly Work Wheel 🎡
Up early to do the Heardles 
(Get those little grey cells working for a Monday!)
Heardle 60s
My answers:
Breakfast and Brew time.
I got dressed.
(Thermal vest goes on)
Several layers as well.
Time to leave the house.
I gives hubby a sloppy wet one 💋
Before I went.
On goes the Winter coat, two hats and waterproof gloves.
I gets the newspaper.
Then picks up the big stick from Sexy Beast.
Now to turn on my lights.
The Christmas Lights looking nice.
Turns on my lights.
Lets go to work....🍭
There is a brief bit of rain.
Still car drivers on leaving it the last minute to brake!
Plus lots of BOINGS for those on the otherside of the road who ignore my big stick!
At least I finished in one piece!
Back home.
Coffee machine goes on.
Unloads the dishwasher and loads it back up.
Empties all the bins in the house.
Now for a much needed coffee!
Now to change the curtains in the living room to those I bought from Dunelm last week.
I added another lining to them to keep out the cold from those draughty windows.
Felt like Tarzan trying to put those curtains up!
Time for a early liquid lunch.
Now out to do the afternoon shift.
There was no room to park in the normal car park I park in, so I parked nearby.
The Winter Hats, Winter Coats and waterproof gloves went on. I turned on my lights, and then collected my big stick from Sexy Beast. 
I met up with my friends for a bit of a rabbit.
Then time was up, said goodbye.
Now let's get on with the afternoon shift.
It was going great, when the drivers on the otherside was failing to stop for my big stick!
One on my side done the Limbo dance and went straight under my big stick!
I was glad to finish in one piece.
Home time for me!
Time for a brew when I got back!
I finished my first Faux Fur Wreath.
On the wall it went.
Hubby came home for a sloppy wet one 💋.
Nice Meat-Free Stir Fry!
Looked into today's newspaper.
US No.1 on this day in 1964:
Lorne Green - Ringo 
We caught up with the News.
Sleep Tea Time.
Now to get under that 16 tog duvet.....🛏






Friday 2 December 2022

Spreading The Friday Feeling!

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
Robert Staughton Lynd
Welcome to the Friday Feeling 🎈
Heardle Time:
Heardle 60s:
My answers:
Breakfast and Brew.
Thermal Vest goes on.
Plus a bit of sequin and Christmas Jumper!
Now to leave the house....
I gave hubby a sloppy wet one 😘 before I left.
On goes two Winter Hats, Winter Coat and winter gloves.
I got the newspaper.
I collected my big stick.
Now to turn on my lights. 
Now let's go to work...🍭
Still having car drivers not stopping.
Plenty of BOINGs given out.
It didn't help that was a pile of dog poop on the pavement over the road where I stand in the afternoon.
I was warning the parents about it before I crossed.
Some kids still managed to walk into it.
I had to put up with late braking of cars.
Some left it really late to stop!
Finished in one piece.
 I told the Clerk at the Parish Council about the dog poop.
She replied, "I always clean up after everyone, including dogs!"
I left and off to Dunelm I went.
I got the thermal linings for the kitchen curtain.
Back home.
On goes the coffee machine.
Dishwasher was unloaded and loaded up.
Now for that coffee...
I pinned the pair of thermal linings to the Kitchen curtain.
(They cover the kitchen door and one window)
That took a whole morning to take down, attach and put back up!
In need of some liquid refreshment!
Now to do the final afternoon shift.
On goes my Winter hats, Winter coat and gloves.
I turns on my lights.
I went down to the local Charity Shop...
I got some nice things...↓
Then I chat with one friend, as my other friend was running late.
We had a good rabbit....
I wished him a good weekend and I started my final shift of the week.
The cars over the otherside of the road was stopping in the KEEP CLEAR space, which I had trouble crossing the children over with no room for them to cross!
A few BOINGs were handed out for good measure!
At least I finished in one piece!
Back home I go.
Time for a brew!
Out comes the Air Fryer to do the Fish and Chips.
Hubby comes home and has a sloppy wet one 💋
Tea is ready.
Hubby went to do four days food shopping.
Looks into today's newspaper.
US No.1 on this day in 1967:
The Monkees - Daydream Believer  
US No.1 on this day in 1972:
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone.
US No.1 on this day in 1978:
Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
I helped unpack the food shopping when hubby came home.
Once all put away.
Time for a Sleep Tea.
Off to Droitwich Spa tomorrow.....