Last week I said I was going to try and slow down, to savour the remaining days in November and I really think I managed to achieve that this week. I scheduled my work so that I would be able to spend time with Meg and Eli after school and I got some tiny niggly jobs done which I just haven’t found the time to do since we moved house. I even managed to fit in spinning class and getting my hair done but it didn’t feel rushed or like too much. Hurray for the slow lived life I say! Or at least…sometimes…
I finished Heresy and am onto my next read, Inkheart. I have had this book on my to read list ever since I saw that it was a film with Brendan Fraser in it (one of my all time favourite actors) but I just never got around to picking it up until I spotted it in a charity shop a few months ago. I have already spent too long lost in it this week including the 3 hours I spent at the hairdressers yesterday. Several people stopped to ask me whether it was good because I had my nose in it for so long. Oops.
Season 4 of Scandal and not much else! I do love Sky box sets and have been eagerly waiting their release of Season 4. I could easily sit and watch 3 or 4 episodes in a row if I’m not careful, especially when every single episode seems to end on a cliffhanger. I have to say though, I am definitely Team Jake!
This evening we are going to the Co-Operative Christmas Party in Manchester so I will be getting dressed up. Despite the fact that today is the day I still haven’t actually decided what I am going to be wearing but I’m sure I’ll get round to it eventually…
This is a recording which has done the rounds a few times and I’m sure you’ve all already heard it but just in case you haven’t…we have listened to this a couple of times and it still makes me cry with laughter.
There are no excuses, this week I haven’t made anything. When it comes to cooking I have been super lazy and we’ve eaten pre-cooked things or take out which is so so bad. I have got to be on it next week. I could claim a slight connection and say I made myself sit and write 2,000 more words on my current manuscript but I think that would be cheating!
Last week I said that James had booked us flights and I have been getting so excited over our upcoming trip…to Norway! We are keeping it a surprise for the kids and they were getting upset this morning because the day we travel is the same day as their school Christmas fair. I had to tell them that we had something amazing planned instead that day but I couldn’t tell them what. As you can imagine they spent all morning trying to guess what it was. Eli feels it might be a trip to a mountain and Meg thought we might have got them a servant…slightly different opinions on what constitutes a good surprise there!