Spent the last 3 days at the coast....when you live in the middle of the country, being beside the sea is wonderful. Looking at it, listening to it. Slowing yourself down.
Visited a W.I. fair which was lovely....bought a cardigan, a jar of chutney, some plants and the best lemon drizzle cake I have ever tasted. Am slightly in awe of W.I. ladies - my domestic goddess skills would be surely lacking and if in future years when I have the time/and or inclination I apply to join I suspect the ladies might be 'a housewife? a mother? are you sure? who looked at your application form???'.....and let's face it when I made my Christmas cake at the weekend I cheated and used the 'Delia' bag....bovvered me? naaah.
At the moment I feel calm and content. My family are well. November is, to me such a lovely month, and yet most people hate it. I have a birthday early in the month and once that is over with I feel that I have a breathing space to start looking forward to Christmas...and Christmas is just wonderful, I love it. My mother has told me every year how much she hates it and this attitude has not altered my feeling at all. I love nearly everything about it.