I hope everyone is ok out there - Its been a little busy here but the de cluttering is all finished and done for now thank goodness, at least for a little while anyway.
I spent last Saturday driving back to work to go and put all the thank you cards through the letter box - I'm a big believer that once you've gone then you've gone - I shall keep in touch with my good friends from work but I don't believe in going back into the work place once you've left - it's never the same so best to just leave on a good note and be done.
After I did that I went to our favourite butchers over there - I've been going to this butchers for more years then I'd like to say and I've never had a poor cut of meat off them yet. I picked up 12 chicken breast portions - they cost me £10.00 then I had £10.00's worth of best mince and then a large joint of beef that was £25.00 and a butterfly of turkey breast that was £15.00 so I spent £60.00 in total.
I put the beef in to cook slowly over Saturday night and then when that came out of the oven on Sunday morning the turkey went in - we brought a slicing machine a few years ago so all the meat was sliced up and then went into the freezer - out of the beef and turkey we got 20 meals for the 3 of us here so can't moan at that plus it is decent meat from a butcher that I can trust.
I spent Sunday afternoon on the computer Argos had a 3 for 2 offer on until Tuesday on all the toys so I sorted everything out on Sunday afternoon and reserved it and then we went and fetched the grandchildren's Christmas presents from us on Monday afternoon - I saved quite a bit of money by doing it this way - it is all about looking out for the special offers isn't it?
Did anyone else watch Children in Need last night - it makes you feel so lucky doesn't it to have healthy happy children and grand children - you just feel for some of the people on there last night and then it makes me say thank you that we don't tread in their shoes.
I'm still frantically knitting to finish the 2 jumpers off ready for Christmas presents and I do really want to get back into reading but as of yet haven't had much chance. I'm off to a new hairdressers this week for a cut and blow dry - my hair has fallen out in handfuls on the one side of my head and it's gone really thin - I'm not sure whether it was down to the last hairdresser and the colour that he used or the stress of making my decision to leave work, either way I thought I'd try some where new - I fancy a change but what they'll be able to do with it I don't know.....we'll see. Then Friday I'm off to meet one of my friends from work for lunch and to catch up - we've been friends for nearly 25 years so there's always lots to talk about.
Just before I go - I found a blog recently where the lady very kindly puts photo's on each day of a place in this country that we love to visit and reading this blog has been such a pleasure each day - she not only takes pictures of the sea and the views but of the fields and the wild life and has promoted businesses in the area and you can tell from the photographs that she is really good at photography, but someone has complained that she has taken pictures of their property - she never takes photos close up to the properties, they're always at a distance and it obviously upset the lady - aren't some people pompous and un-appreciative of other peoples efforts. Such a shame - I do hope that she continues because she does such beautiful blog posts.
Oh well I'm off now - Have fun everyone