Monday and only a couple more weeks to go. It is not my favourite time of the year and I expect I write for many who have been widowed when I say this.I am spending the day with three friends, all on their own, and we shall enjoy our time together. I did contemplate asking my dog-walker to house my dog over the period but have decided against it - I shall miss her too much in the time I am here alone.
Bit by bit I am getting all my pre Christmas jobs done - cards delivered or posted, parcels posted, drinks cupboard topped up for callers and just a few small decorations put around the place. Cards have begun to arrive - I always enjoy them and especially those from friends far away which might have a letter enclosed.
One of my favourite things is The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from Kings, usually on TV on Christmas Eve and always a joy.
My Great grand daughter is three today and has had a little party (last Saturday) with seven of her little friends, when they played lovely games - all completely new to me. She rang me tonight to say thank-you for her birthday presents - it is lovely that now she is getting to the age when we can chat on the phone - it gives me such pleasure.
It has been a lovely day here - quite windy although the wind has largely died down now - bright sunshine all day shining straight into my windows. Time now for a cup of tea and University Challenge - tests my brain a bit (not always very successfully!)