Well it only seems like a couple of days since I last shared my midweek waffle with you.
The weather: We had freezing temperatures, I think it got to – 3’C here one night, the roads froze and the country was blanketed in snow.
The girls enjoyed getting out to the build a snowman and they even collected some snow in a tub and put it in the freezer, for when the snow melted 🤔.
It was nice for the 1st day but when we had it for 5 days it gets quite annoying, we just can’t handle this type of weather in the UK.
It did cause some spectacular sunrises.
I think the whole province experienced this according to what I saw on Instagram Stories!
Family: our family had our annual Christmas pantomime visit on Saturday. We went to The Mac, Belfast to watch Hansel and Gretel.
It was a modernised take on the old fairytale with lots of singing and dancing with many costume changes. Instead of getting lost in a wood, Hansel and Gretel got locked inside a shopping centre during an electrical storm and with the help of some fictional characters come to life they have to avoid the Sugar Witch while trying to find an exit. Sounds random, I know, but it was really good. The girls didn’t realise that some of the actors played several characters and that they would have done really quick costume changes offstage.
The following day it was my niece’s 1st birthday party. The whole family got together to celebrate and she really enjoyed being centre of attention.
She is such a beautiful little girl, so caring and such a wee dote. We watched her open all her presents and with each one she was so surprised and happy to see what she had been given.
We love her so much, she’s such a blessing to us all and is like Miss P and E’s little sister.
Crafting: I finished my sister’s Christmas socks! This is largely due to the snowy weather – days inside by the fire are so cozy.
I will do a separate blog post on them.
Reading : not much reading has been done due to the knitting but we did listen to a short audio book – Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble by M.C.Beaton.
The Agatha Raisin stories are easy reading/watching/listening as they have been adapted for radio and TV. I came across them several years ago and they are were not what I expected. Think – a middle aged ex-PR person (who gave up the city high life for the quiet life in a village) who happens to solve crimes in the village and neighbouring areas. If the you get the chance you should give them a go.
That’s it for this week, I’ve spent the day at home with a sick Miss E, snuggled under blankets and watching DVDs. I hope you’re enjoying the festive season, only 12 days to Christmas! 🎄