Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday

Friday morning as always means coffee with friends in town - still just as enjoyable as it always was.   Some of us even had a crafty scone too ( cheese in my case).

At one o'clock Fiona, the dog-groomer, came to give Tess a good wash and brush up.   She drives her van to just outside the back door, hooks up to our electricity and then gets going - ears, claws, eyes, a good cut and then a sweet-smelling shampoo.   Tess looks beautiful.  I took before and after photographs but since upgrading to Windows 10 last week I just can't see how to get my photographs into my Pictures file, so must wait for my son to come round.

Then, on a perfectly awful afternoon, with a gale blowing and the rain pouring down, I wrapped my Christmas presents and got my cards all ready for posting.   Two good jobs done and out of the way.   With my trembles I need a helping hand with wrapping but the farmer stayed in because of the weather and helped by holding bits down while I sellotaped them and putting his finger on knots until I made a bow.   Sadly I had to wrap his present (slippers) when he took Tess for her afternoon walk round the fields, so it is rather cobbled together (quite appropriate for slippers though, come to think about it.)

19 comments:

donna baker said...

That sounds like a good day Pat.

John Gray said...

I love the fact you bought the farmer slippers
Its so Terry and June x

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Wrapping presents. The annual day of dread for me!

Heather said...

I have posted my two cards to far away places and plan to do all the others this weekend so I can post them on Monday. I am dreadful at wrapping presents and can just about make a neat parcel of a book. I'm sure the farmer will still enjoy his slippers even if the parcel does look a bit cobbled. Keep warm and dry, and don't get blown away.

Derek Faulkner said...

"So Terry and June" eh Pat. Seeing your comment "those were the days" on my blog about the 60's, what was life like for you all that time ago.

Terry and Linda said...

I think an awful outside is a perfect day to wrap presents by the fire!

And with help...YAY!

Linda

Wilma said...

A good day, then. Looking forward to seeing before and after of Tess.

Joanne Noragon said...

I like the look of neatly wrapped packages under the tree, so I enlist granddaughter aid.

Rachel said...

Such a traditional British present, slippers. Somebody asked the other day if people still wear slippers didn't they. Well farmers do. And so do I.

Sue in Suffolk said...

My presents always look as if they've been wrapped by having the paper and sellotape thrown at them from a distance - hopeless. My sister produces beautifully wrapped gifts with ribbons, bows and neat corners! Ho Hum

Chris Elliot said...

I hope you have more luck with Windows 10 than I have had. As well as the photo issue (son figured it out but I have forgotten how he did it) but, most annoyingly, my printer is not compatible despite son's best efforts and I am resigned to buying a new one. Bah, humbug, say I!

Frances said...

Weaver, hoping that your husband doesn't have scouts who do read your posts. Since I was a little girl, I've love the idea of Christmas secrets. Your Christmas preparations are way ahead of mine. I am still trying to finish some hand knit gifts, and get the Christmas tea cup cars painted and mailed. I do a bit each day off from work, and also enjoy getting together with friends to celebrate Christmas in New York. A very pleasant seasonal mix.

xo

Mac n' Janet said...

I put most of my gifts in Christmas bags, I'm a terrible wrapper.

angryparsnip said...

I wear my slippers Japanese style.
When you go into a Japanese home you always remove your shoes and put on slippers.
I don't ask my American friends to do that but I still do.
I love getting new comfy slippers for Christmas.
Right now I am folding, glueing and cutting my cards. I have already sent off the
overseas cards and hopefully I will get the rest done to be sent off by Monday.
Falling again has really put me behind !

I love wrapping gifts so I am very happy !
cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

Do you have Picasa 3 on your laptop? If not download it, it's free and very good for processing all your pix. I'm sure your son would show you the ropes.

Linda Metcalf said...

I feel so good when I can cross things off my to-do list...makes the holidays so much more enjoyable. I really like present bags they do make things easier, I do however wrap things that are simple square boxes!

jinxxxygirl said...

I'am a terrible present wrapper Pat. I just have no patience for it....lining up edges just so etc... I have patience for many but strangely not that... My mother on the other hand was a meticulous present wrapper and loved taking the time to wrap it just so... I figure as long as everything is covered i did good! :) A rainy , nasty day seems like the perfect day to huddle inside wrapping presents staying warm. :) Hugs! deb

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Can I just say that I am also not enamoured by Windows 10. We upgraded on our home computer, and my work computer also (had no choice on that one). Do you make much use of gift bags? They save a lot of fuss and with a piece of tissue paper scrunched up in the top, make "wrapping" a lot easier. I save the nice ones from year to year. -Jenn

Elizabeth said...

You are so far ahead you make me feel a major sluggard!
Our techie son says NEVER upgrade anything it just messes things up...
Weirdly warm round here.