Sunday, December 23, 2007

The end of a busy week

Wednesday, trip to Ilkley with the DSM for goodie-purchasing and a lovely lunch at Betty's.. I drove us back over the moor and there was the most beautiful crimson sun setting, a ball bright enough to be glorious, but cool enough to look at obscured by pearl-grey clouds as it was. I just wish I had had my camera with me. Ah, well, we saw it.

Thursday, a shopping marathon - for food. Supermarket, then town. It was all accomplished, is all I can say. Phew.

Friday, regular class at AH. A big gathering, two complete beginners, so a lot to get through. It all seemed to go well, and one of the beginners fell in love - I do like being in at the start of the addiction. Excellent Christmas lunch, a cashew and carrot timbale with cranberries and the most luscious roast potatoes you could ever wish for. And Barbara gave me a jar of home-made lemon curd, oh yum. I love it. Spoiled for choice as what to do with it - I do have a recipe for an icecream that is to die for. (Double cream, natural yoghourt and a jar of lemon curd - easy or what??)

Saturday, over to York with a festive picnic with the DSM and my sister to visit the mater. We had a nice time, did the present unwrapping bit, enjoyed lots of smoked salmon and prawn cocktail and salads and nibbles and cheesecakes. All courtesy of My Sainsbury, but surprisingly good none the less.

We left early, and stopped at the Leeds Showcase on the way back to see "The Golden Compass". Loved it. Lyra is perfect. Not so sure about Mrs Coulter, but I am not a Nicole Kidman fan. Apparently, there is speculation that the rest of the trilogy will not be made because this one didn't gross enough in the US. That will be a real shame, it's a delight.

Anyway, were back in town in plenty of time to have a nice meal at the Thai restaurant, and then, totally knackered, home and to bed.

Because Sunday has been a busy day, too, with an exciting pre-Christmas trip to the tip, some tidying and hoovering, and general stuff. All rendered so much more enjoyable, because I realised last night, all of a sudden, that I had been given an early Christmas gift.

Another bloody cold!

I will not repine, bleat, moan, bitch, whinge (much.) Nearly everything is organised, and Christmas Day my sister will be here to help the DSM if I am hors de combat. I have a week of leftovers organised, so I can sit wherever and watch dvds, knit, spin, sleep, read my presents (or earlier ones still unread.) And coast into the New Year gently and serenely, if with a drippy nose.

If I don't get to blog again......

A Merry Christmas to you one and all.

(To coin a phrase....)


Anonymous said...

Hope you are all recovered by now, but still enjoying a reading blitz.

Feel sorry for us here in Canada-NO double cream. I had milk goats for years so my children know about real cream but in the stores, nothing creamier than 35%.

Happy new year.

Dianna-why is there a wee wheelchair beside the word verification box?

April said...

I hope you're feeling better and that you had a very enjoyable holiday. I don't believe that I've commented before but I thought that the time was ripe to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. For me, it's a picture of a bit of Brit life that I wish I could share. I enjoy your stories of the goings on around the village and in your life. I'm terribly happy the DSM is feeling so much better and wish I was around to partake in one of your workshops. Maybe someday I'll be so lucky. Happy New Year!

PS Dianna...the wheelchair is an indication of where to click to be able to hear and type the letters in the word verification field. ;)