It's been 11 days since my last post.
I had hoped my December blogging would have been a bit more frequent than this.
Of course I've been busy, working my way down a never ending list of Christmas prep, just like everyone else is I'm sure.
Something else has made blogging difficult, being without internet access for nearly one week.
It was all to do with Windows 10 and our internet supplier.
No big deal in the whole scheme of things but a bit frustrating and so I am way behind in reading everyone else's news.
Another frustrating situation followed once that one was solved.
We ordered a new cooker on the Sunday, it was delivered on the Tuesday, the electrician cancelled on the Wednesday but arrived on the Thursday to wire it in, he told us it's kilo wattage was incompatible with our electric socket.
I didn't know this was a thing I should know about.
I rang the company we bought the cooker from and they said 'no problem, choose another'.
So I did.
Saturday morning the wrong cooker was collected and the right cooker was delivered and then Sunday morning the electrician came back and wired it in place.
Again no big deal but it just throws things out when there is already so much else going on.
I have been cracking on with the present wrapping though and am nearly done.
I thought I'd share
the gifts I bought for my sister C for Christmas as I know some of you like to see what I amass for her, so here are the ones she'll be opening this year.
I can't quite remember the prices for all items but they do total just under £10.
Each of these tops were £1 a piece.
C chose the pink long length sleeveless top herself and this was another £1. I love the dark blue fluffy top in the middle photo. The polka dot items will look good in her kitchen, these were 30p each and the robin candle was £1 also.
The bag was brand new and £1.
These little house decorations were 60p.
No present for C would be complete with a mug and this 50p one is perfectly decorated for the winter season.
The most expensive item is the one I think she'll like the most. This little Kiss sign was £1.80 and bought from a branch of Cargo which was having a closing down sale.
As well as conventional wrapping I've been doing a bit of origami.
My nephew has gone part time at work as he is studying with the OU.
This means his income has dropped.
So I thought a voucher for him to have a little treat would be a good idea.
I didn't want to just give him a voucher in an envelope so I bought a pack of J2O drinks and labelled this as 'for a night in' and then following origami instructions online I made a Christmas tree and slotted a Wetherspoons voucher in the back and labelled this as 'for a night out'.
My sister says he and his girlfriend like going to the cinema and as there is a Wetherspoons close by they'll be able to have a meal before the movie and make an evening out of it.