I am so thankful it is Friday!
The lurgy continues to linger in our house, thankfully it is only effecting the adults.
Thank you to everyone who left lovely comments last week about the youngest’s hair cut.
The response has been overwhelming and she has already been inundated with sponsor money from her school friends.
People have shared some very touching stories and one, in particular, made us both very emotional earlier this week.
I am so very proud of her!
So on to the rest of our week.
It has been a funny old week when not much went to plan. However, I think it is becoming our norm and I am learning to roll with it.
Just as I was preparing the Christmas cake to go in the oven last Saturday, we received a phone call from the eldest telling us that her heating had broken.
I knew it had snowed in Manchester the night before and that it was bitterly cold.
So, we made an unexpected mercy dash to the wilds of Manchester with our little fan heater.
Of course, there was much recalculating involved because the cake needed nearly four hours in the oven and the youngest was going out for the afternoon.
The little one came home early and I turned the oven off before the end but left the cake in.
She was delighted to see her sister and the cake was absolutely fine.
The eldest was very grateful!
The eldest works in a pizza restaurant and so we made a booking in another name and surprised her.
She was shocked but delighted!
As a bonus we got to explore the Manchester Christmas Market.
It was absolutely packed on Saturday night, there were so many lovely stalls and food vendors.
I think we will have to have another trip before Christmas to have a proper mooch around.
It definitely got us in the Christmas mood.
I have spent a lot of time this week wrapping presents.
Himself is the youngest of 7, most of them have families of their own and some even have grandchildren.
We buy them all, so I have to start the shopping early or I would be panicking by now.
I really don’t like wrapping Christmas presents because there are so many in one go.
So I have tried to space it out a bit this week and whilst it was better, it is still not my favourite job!
I think I bought this book intending to give it as a gift.
However, I love it and have decided to give it to myself as an early Christmas present ha!
It looks brilliant and there are a few things that I want to try this weekend.
So there it is, my five for what it is worth this week.
We are planning a quiet weekend, himself is working, it is so busy for him at this time of year in the Post Office.
Thank you Amy for hosting.
Have a lovely day!