I normally write my post on said Sunday evening but I just didn't have the oomph to write it.
So I feel a bit late but it is still Monday so here goes.
|Taken in bad light but it's me on Monday :)|
It was a Saturday of nice sunshine and getting some laundry done to peg outside.
It then became a wet and grey Saturday as soon as the washer finished.
Whilst waiting for the washing machine I did a little more work on my December mini-book. I really need to get it finished tonight since I need to start filling it tomorrow!
It was nearly 1pm before I knew, which meant a quick trip to a Christmas Fayre being held by the girl child's dance school.
It had to be a quick trip because we had hair appointments in Chesterfield (about a 30 minute drive away) at 3pm, but needed to
(a) park - always a nightmare later in the day on Saturdays - and
(b) do some pre-cut shopping.
Parking was threatening to be the predicted nightmare. Normally we park in an open car park but it was pouring with rain so we headed to the nearest multi-story. It seemed most of Derbyshire had the same idea as the queue was enormous.
So I turned left with the intention of heading to the original car park ... and spotted that there was on street parking with pay meters and at £3 for 4 hours not to ridiculous a price. Job done!
|Not taken on Saturday - too much rain then!|
The girl child perused New Look, trying on several pairs of boots before disappearing from view. She does this frequently on shopping trips. She did it once in Tesco's when she was 2 or 3.... turns out she was playing hide and seek in the clothes rails. Security was stopping anyone with children from leaving (just in case) before I found her - oh the embarrassment of it all.
Anyway New Look was swapped for Primark, from which she never leaves without at least one item. This time it was a pair of boots, socks, some Christmas baubles for her tree and matching tinsel. I got a table cloth and Christmas runner. Not bad for a quick look around.
We both looked stunning after the hairdressers .... until we went out into the howling wind and rain. The umbrella did little to stop us from looking like drowned rats by the time we reached the car. My hairdresser recently won Midlands Hairdresser of the Year, he is wonderful .... so it was really annoying to get home looking bedraggled.
The evening consisted of lots of TV watching - Strictly, Dr Who, Casualty and I'm a Celebrity - which fitted together without too much clashing.
Sunday involved the usual food shop and then the day just disappeared. I did some worksheets for using with students today ... but the internet was down at work so I couldn't access them.
Note to self - take in a back up on a memory stick!
It was also a making mincemeat Sunday ... although my OH takes the credit for that and for the scrummy mince pies. He's now used half of it for the Christmas puds, which he has steaming on the hob as I type.