It's true what they say about "ask a busy person to do something". Friday (my day off!) I baked bread, made steak and kidney for pies, and baked some shortbread. Saturday morning I cleaned my house, did laundry and put together the pies. So I felt virtuous rather guilty than when I finally sat down to catch up on my blogs. In fact I spent the afternoon surfing around and finding other interesting blogs, sad I know but I always love the ones about expats in France and their various experiences.
The snow is still with us but I have four good tyres now so I am a bit more relaxed about it. Next on my to do list is to get the dog to the vets for his shots, and I suppose, start seriously thinking about Christmas. This week I must buy cards, write them and get them in the mail by the beginning of December. There are a few other gifts that have to go overseas as well.
As I get older I find it harder to get excited about the run up to Christmas, don't get me wrong I love the day itself, getting all the family together, having a lovely meal and a few drinks but the commercialism now attached to it is a big turn off. Although I expect this year it may be a little different.