Thursday, 24 December 2009


Original plan for yesterday.
Drop S with my sister.
Volunteer in charity shop but leave earlier than normal .
Go home and meet mum and S there.
Be dropped into town by sister and take train to Salisbury to collect T who has been staying with Grandma since Sunday.
Everyone to go to coffee shop for merry Christmas cuppa!
Then return train to town where we meet G after work and grab something to eat before briefly returning home before going to see the wind in the willows.

What actually happened.
Woke up S to find she had been sick in her bed during the night.

Erring on side on caution in case S had some bug/virus type thing....
Rang C to cancel looking after S.
Rang charity shop to explain unable to go in.
Rang mum who said she would sit with S whilst I collected T alone.
Rang Grandma to explain new situation. I would arrive in Salisbury at 2.24 and leave on 2.48. This would co-incide with D's arrival from London and so one trip to station for Grandma.
Rang G to cancel meeting for meal after work. Explained I would pop to supermarket and pick something up once back in town after collecting T.
Due to unexpected time at home got some wrapping done.
Mum arrived and I took bus to train station.
Train delayed and so arrived in Salisbury 5 minutes after I was due to leave again with T.
With just over half an hour to the next train we went to cafe at station and had a chat with Grandma, drank hot chocolate and saw D who arrived for Christmas in Salisbury on her delayed train from Waterloo.
Text G and asked him to go to supermarket as now I wouldn't have time.
Giggled with T until we cried as we thought a brown scarf on the parcel shelf of the train was a teddy bear. It was one of those 'you had to be there' moments!
Met G in town as he was still in town after having spent 20 minutes queueing in supermarket.
All arrived home to find S well and happy.
Ate very unhealthy but very quickly prepared meal and then all 5 of us went to theatre to watch the wind in the willows and a jolly good time was had by all!

It would seem we are all recovering from our reindeer antlers, I mean antics, but now it has affected Tilly.

Merry Christmas!


  1. It sounds like a busy day! Hope S is feeling better and you all have a wonderful Christmas! xxx

  2. Wow, I admire your resilliance in the face of last-minute changes! Not sure I could cope so well!

    Hope S is feeling better and that Wind In The Willows was enjoyable!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  3. Lisa,

    All the best laid plans...
    Good job the Wind in the Willows is always there to be relied upon!

    Hope S is feeling better and able to join in all the season's fun.

    Have a warm, cozy and glorious Christmas! Enjoy all the festivities and keep safe and warm.


  4. Ah the best laid plans - then add kids!!! Have a great Christmas all of you. xxxxx

  5. My goodness what a day! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year

  6. Yes, flexibility is the name of the game! So glad there was a happy ending - I would have LOVED to see the Wind in the Willows!!

    Hope you and yours have an abundantly joy-filled, peaceful, healthy, fun Christmas!! xoxoxoxo

  7. Hello Busy Lady,

    Thanks for your lovely comment!

    Do you think those antlers would fit our hampster?

    Have a very lovely Christmas with your beautiful children.

    Take care

    Love Lydia xx

  8. hope you have a very merry christmas!
    fliss xx

  9. Well you have to be flexible!
    Hope S feels better soon.
    Happy Christmas to you all xxx

  10. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow!! Sounds like it all worked out ok in the end!!