We're just a month away from Christmas, eek, I need to put my skates on, and start thinking of presents seriously. I've got a few little bits and bobs, mostly for Harry Potter-mad Eddie. I was hoping the Lego set he wanted would be on offer on Black Friday, but the price on amazon went up, bother and botheration.
Last Sunday Mum was cooking a vegetarian borscht with the dried mushrooms she brought with her from Russia.
On Monday Sasha had a respite stay away from home, so Eddie and I didn't have to hurry home. We popped in the Shake Shop for a strawberry milkshake.
We did some obligatory yearly selfies with my Mum and Eddie. As it happened, we didn't get a single photo where everyone looks in the camera.
The bookshop draws me like a magnet. I've been looking at some of the Christmas-themed displays, and spotted this book by Nancy Mitford which I have never read.
Very frosty morning walk through the flood fields...
Christmas decorations are already up in town. Eddie commented that the big bauble looks like a bomb. I think he has a point.
My Mum left very early on Friday morning. I'm feeling sad. Who knows when (and if) we'll be able to see each other again.
Today we went to the messy mass rehearsal in Eddie's church. Eddie is given a big chunk to read from the Gospels. I hope he doesn't get too anxious in front of many people.
We were the first ones to arrive to the church, it was still empty, and Eddie loved it.