A Date is Set and Some Musings….

The date for moving into the new house has been set… Ā I made an executive decision (as David and I were humming and aahhing for hours!), to name the date for moving in to be the 27th December 2013! I did not want the upheaval over Christmas, so I have chosen a date afterwards.

Other news: I am overjoyed to have successfully booked seats for the forthcoming ‘Twelfth Night‘ at the new Liverpool Everyman Theatre!

http://www.everymanplayhouse.com/show/Twelfth_Night/1031.aspx

I managed to even get front row stalls! I was amazed as I thought that people in the city would have been snapping up the seats readily! I can’t wait to see the new theatre and this production of my favourite Shakespeare play!

Work wise: I did not find myself unemployed for long. Well it was exactly two days! I got a call not long after finishing work at the Royal Hospital from the agency informing me that my student from last year had asked if I could go back to work with her and help with her studies. So that is what I have been doing these past few weeks. There are only two weeks remaining of the University term and then I am looking forward to a nice long holiday over Christmas. A rest is much needed!

Animal matters: There have been many wild birds visiting the garden feeders as the autumn temperatures start to plummet and the dark nights draw in. There have been the usual numerous Goldfinches, Starlings and Pigeons and they have been joined by two Blue Tits and even a shy Robin! But there has been too much activity for the poor Robin to forage at his own pace! I even thought I had seen a brief visitation of the Dunnock, but I could have been mistaken!

My Border Collie Riley has been worrying me a bit today. He has seemed very quiet, has not eaten his evening meal and looks so sad. šŸ˜¦ I hope he is not sickening for something? He still goes on his walks and wants to play, he just seems under the weather today. Let’s just hope it is just a phase and he is back to his wild, energetic self tomorrow!

Christmas 2013 Preparations.

Last weekend and this, I have been occupied with baking for Christmas. šŸ˜€

Last year the individual christmas cakes were a real hit with all the family, so I made some more for this coming season.

You can find the recipeĀ here:Ā http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/baking/how-to-make-a-christmas-cake.html

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The mince pies were a little more difficult to make as the recipe I found online was not the best. The pastry kept falling apart!Ā http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2174/unbelievably-easy-mince-pies However some have turned out ok!Ā 

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I have also started my Christmas present shopping in earnest, though what to buy for David I do not know!