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Today, I have been very church wardeny, attending a service at both the churches in the parish and doing some admin.
I made a tasty chorizo risotto for lunch whilst Tom did his homework.
Then I finished one of my secret Santa presents, hemmed a pair of trousers for Tom and watched lots of trashy telly.
Tom has gone off to Brum for another week if college so I'm currently tucked up in bed with an extra duvet to keep me warm.
Today we got up late.
I pottered about making lunch, tidying up and needle felting.
Tom was upstairs doing his maths home work.
We then popped up to Portswood to see if the charity shops would yield some trousers for Tom. The very last shop we went in did.
It was off to Ikea next, to buy new bed slats and some bits for Christmas presents. We met up with Todd and Adam and Ian and Mel for coffee as Ian and Mel had come down to furnish their new house.
Dinner was courtesy of the early sitting at the Oink pop up at Peter Rhodes. Was very tasty.
You find me now in Hannah and Jon's sitting room, having been kindly invited here after dinner.
It's been a gentle domestic kind of day.
Today I went to Stowe to run a training session. It was the most beautiful day, crisp, bright, fresh.
This evening I have feasted at the Gower Todd's. Here is the darling coffee cup of espresso and honey and seed fudge with which I have just been presented.
The London Jazz orchestra is playing in the background and I might have bought a fabulous dress.
Today, I had a planning meeting in Surrey. We got our team secret santas. With a budget of eight pounds I shall have to think hard about how to be creative.
This evening I made dinner. It turned out ok I think. Chicken, cauliflower and broccoli cheese, onions and mushrooms in red wine and carrots. I made mash for Tom.
We went off to bible study, where Tom was leading on the subject of fasting as part of our advent series. I'm feeling inspired to try some internet fasting, as I've not felt very close to God for a while, and I wonder if that's because I'm never still and alone.
Ok, so getting home at 830pm on a Friday night is not conducive to blogging.
I was working at Ightham Mote in Kent. STUNNING place. Just love the reflection of the timber beams in the waters.
When I got in, there were lots of people round my table, drinking and laughing. Just the way I like it. Tom had made chilli con carne, and we had a great time talking into the night.
Today, after having delivered my cake to the coffee morning, we've driven off to Wales to see Rob and Louise.
We've had a lovely afternoon chatting, and they've indulged my Strictly Come Dancing habit. I'm especially enamoured with the ice cream van that turns up Saturday night whatever the weather.
Roll on Sunday.
The Dutch have always been the best at floristry.
Ooh I forgot about NaBloPoMo!
On day one I drove to East Sussex to run a social media training session with the Bodiam Castle team.
Every day I thank God for the chance to visit beautiful places like this and get paid for the pleasure.
On day two I laid in, sorted some banking, then drove to Leighton Buzzard for Jess and Andy's housewarming.
It was fabulous. Good friends, good food and lots of chatting.
I went to bed after 1am, a rare occurrence these days.
Today finds me sprawled on the floor of their living room floor, listening to the chaps trying to fix a broken warming plate. What a way to start November.