But I can't be bothered. It's too cold out there and we need to fatten up through the winter to stay warm - that's what I tell myself when I reach for the Tunnocks...(again).
I haven't blogged for a whole month. I've never been away from it for so long. I've just found myself being very busy in other ways I guess and haven't had the urge.
So, by way of update:
Christmas came and went in a flash at my parents. My brother and sister in law were over from Chicago so it was particularly special.
|Christmas Eve kicked off as usual with carols at the church |
where my parents and then the Husband and I got married.
|Much resting aplenty|
|Someone was thrilled with their gift!|
|This little chap became a talking point|
|We all ate well and were thankful for it|
|The Husband schmoozing with my sister and sister-in-law|
|I was happy as Larry with life's simple pleasures...|
|My beautiful mum and bro in law|
|Too much cake and tins stuffed with mince pies|
|Deciding what to watch each night|
|We played games. I lost...every time|
|We walked off the turkey|
|Last week you could tell the snow was coming|
|Brand new hat from the cherry tree shop. £1.50!|
We are lucky to live a few minutes' walk from one of the oldest villages in Britain. It was stunning in the snow.
Despite opening the windows and shutting the lounge door, the dust has still escaped and settled everywhere. I am more breathless than Meg Ryan...and not in a good way.
The Husband looked like one of the men in E.T.
|Look at the air. Now feel my pain. |
(Can I point out those testers on the wall are NOT our choices! We uncovered them!)
I suffer from chronic asthma (only diagnosed about six years ago) and am now suffering as a result of the dust. So here are my trusty weapons which I am using daily again.
|I'm all about the glamour, see?|
So while the Husband is ruining my home, and both the hoover and shower have chosen to pack in, I can hardly quit the chocolate now can I?
Mind you, I am keeping busy with my new friend Annie Sloan, although it's fair to say I am not a natural painter. I am also really into reading again and trying to get early nights, and baking for Cake Friday (where my friends and I get together for cake and gossip) which is probably why my blog is on the back burner a little.
Onto my main hobby in life, I'm hoping the cake stand in the cherry shop that I have been coveting since before Christmas is still in the window unsold on Thursday morning. If it is, the lady said I can have it for half price. Think she is sick of me popping in to look at it.....I'm like a broken record.