Happy Boxing Day everyone!
Yesterday was about as perfect as it could be given the coronavirus restrictions in place. To start with, I had no hassle at all from my neighbour. I could feel myself getting anxious towards 1pm, her stated meal time, but there was no sign of her at all, thank goodness. Once I'd dealt with all the texts from friends and family wanting an update on the neighbour issue, I got on with cooking my own meal while I listened to Classic FMs 'The Nation's Favourite Carol' - it's O Holy Night again if you're interested. Then I listened to the Queen's Speech, after which I switched the TV off and carried on reading - I am loving Winter Solstice.
Family and friends went the extra mile this year and I received some very thoughtful cards and gifts. The one from Lauren (my friend's daughter) made me cry, but in a good way. She gave me a framed photo of the two of us together at her graduation and in the card wrote about how important I am to her and her sisters and how we'll celebrate together when the UK has conquered the virus. There were also unexpected doorstep visits from friends, too cold to talk for long but extremely cheering to see them.
I read for the rest of the day. My '1st Day of Christmas' gift was to sign up for the Disney Plus subscription so I can catch up with a few films I'd like to watch but I decided to wait until I've finished this book before paying out the money.
Today I have roast lamb for lunch, a real treat which I am so looking forward to. I doubt I will go out and I definitely have no desire to go into town - I have this awful feeling that the Boxing Day Sales will mean lots of overcrowding and lack of social distancing. I'll finish my book - I have about a third of the book left to read - and then this evening Sky Arts (the freebie channel on Freeview TV) is showing the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert followed by Miss Saigon.
It sounds absolutely lovely, Eileen. I'm so glad the the neighbour thing didn't impact and that you were able to see and chat to people. Today sounds gorgeous too - I'm hoping my tomorrow will be like that - good food and lots of reading.ReplyDelete
I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. It's completely different from my original plans - I was supposed to be going away but it was cancelled - but I am genuinely having a good time. I hope tomorrow's plans will produce the perfect day for you xxDelete
So pleased to hear that you had a good day, and hope today is equally enjoyableReplyDelete
Thanks Joy. Are you in tier 4 now? If so, I hope you and Rog have a cosy time and can enjoy the rest of the holiday season. xxDelete
I'm so glad to read that you had a wonderful day, yesterday, without bossy neighbors and with more welcome visits from friends. Sounds like you have a good day planned for today, too. I hope the day goes according to plan and you have fun. :)ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying a cosy day, jimjams and fluffy dressing gown, a good book and Christmas music playing quietly in the background. I hope you and your daughter have a lovely time too xxDelete
Congrats on the neighbor finally seeing the light :) We subscribed to Disney+ for The Mandalorian but likely won't keep it after the month is up. Happy reading :)ReplyDelete
I'll make a decision on whether to keep Disney+ or Netflix after the first month. I don't need both and I think there's more to interest me on Netflix.Delete