This Christmas tree bauble is a blast from the past. My Mum bought it when I was a baby, so it's about half a century old. It survived several moves, including a journey from Russia. Mum brought me a few old ornaments a few years ago. It might not be the most beautiful in my collection, but I love it, as it brings back so many lovely memories of decorating the tree with my Mum.
We always had a real tree then. These days our tree is an artificial one.
In the last few weeks Mondays are days when I watch the next episode of Outlander. I take Eddie to school, then get back home to a nice cup of coffee, maybe some chocolates, and a verra handsome Jamie. I was a bit disappointed with the last episode, as Jamie didn't make an appearance at all. Tut tut.
Eddie is the clown of the family, forever trying to make me laugh. He thought that wearing my hat was hilarious. Well, it did make me smile.
On Wednesday Sash went on his respite overnight stay, the last of the year. Eddie and I arranged to meet with a friend in Oxford. While we were waiting outside John Lewis for our friend, Eddie reclined in the lounge space.
I still haven't put the lights on our Christmas tree. I could only find a garland of green lights, but the lovely twinkling lights have disappeared, and are not where I thought they were supposed to be. Looks like gremlins have hidden them.
Last day of school: Eddie's school had a carol service at St Mary's. It was a dark-ish morning, you wouldn't believe it was 11am, looking at that photo.
Today was a bit of a crazy day: I made pancakes for breakfast. We went in town: library, Costa, charity shop (with a couple of bags of clothes and puzzles I prepared), Waitrose.
In the evening all four of us went to the carol service at our local church. Sasha's been showing me the symbol of the church for the last couple of weeks, for some reason he really wanted to go. We agreed that if he gets anxious, my husband would take him home. But he sat through most of the service, which in itself is a miracle.
Eddie and I enjoyed the singing and actually sang our hearts out.