Hurrah! Tomorrow we are off on our long awaited holiday to sunny (or should that be frosty) Lincolnshire. We all look forward to it for the whole year (we go every year) - once Christmas is out of the way we start talking about it and making plans - which pubs to go to for lunch, which shops to go to, how often to play golf (never in my case), how many times a day we can go swimming (for the last time, Grace, it is once!), how long to sit in the sauna/ jacuzzi etc etc. I won't go on as I am sure you are all very jealous!
I will be away for the rest of the week but will be blogging as usual (maybe more than usual - Andy is off to the US the day after we get home for a week) on my return. Thank you all so much for your really lovely comments for my last post. Bloggers are so kind, and you all made me feel much better. I spoke to the girl at the ad office and she was going to refer it to her manager. As they haven't managed to get back to me again for 3 days and I am now off for the week I have sent a cheque for half the cost of the advert, and hope that will be the end of the matter. I somehow don't think it will be though.
Still, on another positive note I was chased down the street today by the pharmacist who has a shop around the corner who asked me if I would be interested in putting some of my things in her shop. We met properly at the scout fair a couple of weeks ago, although she has given me advice and prescriptions in the shop before now. She offered to teach me to knit and we had a chat about crafts. Anyway, they have just had a refurb of the shop and they have a brand new glass fronted cabinet which is now full of Pink Green loveliness (although it is right by the chair with Anusol written on the back of it - she did say that was being replaced too, fortunately!). I went with a basket full of stuff to display, although I am very short of stock as my sister has been selling it all up North! Once she sends me what is left I can re-juggle some of it around. I have only got 2 more fairs in Cheltenham before Christmas, so not much more needed hopefully, and I can focus on the website and some more shops in the New Year.
I popped into town to get a few things for holiday, and couldn't walk past the charity shop without popping in. It looked very disappointing for a while, until I stumbled across this.
Bodie has taken possession of it, and won't let anyone else sit on it - even when the fire isn't lit! Now it is burning away he really is in his element. He's off to kennels tomorrow so I hope he makes the most of this evening. Poor boy. He is getting a visit every day from my very bonkers but very lovely friend Hannah. She wants to go and play with him to cheer him up (she did offer to have him for the week, but it was a bit much as her hubby isn't keen on dogs and they have got the biggest Newfoundland who sleeps on the end of her bed! Her poor hubby!). She has an enormous menagerie of all different pets, and also has 3 adorable children, and I can't think of anyone else who would volunteer to go and play with someone else's dog every day for a week. She is a treasure.
I also picked up these wellies in the Debenhams sale for Ruth - aren't they cute?!
I am feeling very virtuous tonight as I have crossed everything off my current 'To Do' list. I still have along 'Things To Do When Back From Holiday' list, but all the immediate stuff has been done, including posting these to the very patient people who sent me their details. Sorry sorry for being rubbish and taking so long. You can't plant them until April though, so I don't feel too bad!
I hope you all had a jolly Thanksgiving if you were celebrating, and I wish you all a happy week. I will look forward to catching up on all your news when I get back (or while I am there if they have wi-fi!).