At the moment all my ‘spare’ time seems to be spent on the d****d kitchen. I can’t believe it has taken so long. And now, believe it or not we have two more leaks. One in the bathroom and one under the sink where the pipes were disturbed for the new sink installation. Did you ever do something you regret you started? Still, I’ve finished all the scrambling around I’m going to do before Christmas. The kitchen is fit to store our utsensils and cooking pots and to make Christmas dinner. That will do for now. So now it’s time to start thinking about how to put up decorations without Ivy taking them down again…
I love those spammers who leave a comment on every single one of my blogs saying how much they like it and how it resembles their own. I’m not sure that my recipe blog, word blog, book blog, Exeter blog, Pensby blog and Hebridean blog can all have much in common with anyone else’s single blog but what really amuses me is they don’t leave their blog address. They have Google+ enabled. As a result you can’t see their profile or the blog / website address that they are trying to direct you to. All you get is their Google+ page with a suggestion that if you want to make friends with them you send them a friend request. Like, I’m that stupid???
When Partner-who-drinks-tea and I were in Wells in October we saw the grave of Harry Patch. Harry was the last British Tommy to survive the horror of the trenches of World War I. He died aged 111 in 2009. He never forgot those lost and always made sure to remember lost Germans as well as Allied troops.
A quote from Harry: “Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims."
Partner-who-loves-tea has had a bad bout of flu and is still nowhere near recovered. Indeed, in some ways she’s just as bad now as she was a week or more ago. One of the side-effects of this has been her stopping drinking tea; i.e. tea as we know it – black tea with milk and sugar. She has transferred her affection to green tea which previously was only an occasional tipple for her. I don’t count green tea as proper tea and at this rate I may have to think of a new name for my partner…
When do you open your Christmas presents?
We open ours on Christmas morning but it seems a lot of people do it on Christmas Eve. I would be interested to know whether you have a particular family time or a national tradition as to when they are opened.