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Posted: Monday 2 October, 2006

by Rosemary at 9:01am in Anything goes 3 comments Add your own

One of the (many) things that I like about life in Scotland is the seasons. We're on holiday today - traditional Clackmannanshire holiday the first Monday in October - and it's misty and cool. So the jobs on the To Do list have changed. They include "put up curtains", "order coal", "clean out gutters" and the like, in preparation for winter. Although yesterday was so warm, we were out and about in T-shirts and the hens were sunbathing.

I also hate to admit it, but I ordered our Christmas cards and wrapping paper the other day - well, it might run out if I wait! And I'm kind of wondering if we should have goose for Christmas dinner again. We had goose last year and it was absolutely delicious. A rib of beef would be lovely, too. Every year I promise myself (and Dan) that I won't get over excited - never happens, though.



Wednesday 4 October, 2006 at 2:33am

Garrgh, I hates folks like you - every year I promise myself I'll get organised THIS year and start getting Christmas pressies together. And every year it's a mad rush the week before.

And you have bought your cards already?!*%"

(that was and expletive - fill in your own)

dh likes goose too.

I'm off to Thailand in a couple of weeks - maybe everyone will get presents from there this year.


Wednesday 4 October, 2006 at 8:35am

To be honest, we don't buy pressies for many people. Thailand sounds like a great place to get yours. To be honest, starting early doesn't rule out a last minute rush - I like having a dash round the shops at the last minute, but I like all the "routine" stuff done by then.

Anyway, cakes and puddings have to be done in plenty time to let them mature - I do mine at Hallowe'en - so that gets you in the mood too.


Wednesday 4 October, 2006 at 9:05pm

Last weekend was very pleasant, mate and I were driving about on Sunday with the top off the car in teeshirts..1st Oct !!, also got some nice conifers from the Torwood nursery in Larbert (first time Ive there, I'll go back). I must admit tho that Monday kinda made up for it, weather wise,I think Autumn really bit and took hold then :( this time of year depresses me, you know whats coming.....with being this far north, night comes early and last long into the day. The colours are glorious tho, not only the trees and countryside but the quality of the light, especially dusk and dawn. Oh alright it doesnt depress me that much :). I must admit to having the perfect (for me) solution, just before Christmas I pack my bags and head to the Canaries for 2-3 weeks. Pure bliss.

I'm glad your cat is perkier (if thats a word) I have a 13 year old that people still mistake for a kitten !! Tabitha (guess where that name comes from) clue she's black with touches of white, is quite small, but I've noticed recently shes slowing down a bit and getting thinner (old lady next door accused me of starving her !!!)

Hmm Christmas presents, I've resorted to cash or vouchers I'm afraid, which on one hand makes my life easy, but isnt very personal. Presents I do get are left to the last minute..its a guy thing, only women plan ahead, guys improvise.. my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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