You know how the Game of Throne’s saying is “Winter is Coming” well according to our press today “Christmas is Coming” and we had better get to it! They are forecasting shortages of Christmas food, including turkey, as well as other food stuffs and presents apparently. Now of course this may be a good marketing ploy but you never know. The Government announced measures for the Winter months which if cases rise again we may be back to wearing masks everywhere and people working from home again but hopefully no lockdowns! However there is always that option if things get bad again, which I am really hoping it won’t be.
On the basis that things might be scarce I have decided to get the Christmas cake and pudding made a little earlier than normal and also get some mince pies into the freezer as well. I am just in the process of getting the freezer’s empty so I can start sorting them out. I think I will also put the vegetables we have at Christmas in the freezer as well so they are all ready and waiting.
I have already bought four Christmas presents for people we buy for and tucked them away and know what I am getting for the rest so that little bit is sorted. I know people will laugh at me doing this but at least by the time December rolls round I am not running around like the proverbial headless chicken, like everyone else, and get time to spend with family and friends which is the most important part of Christmas.
I have also booked for DH and I to go to Chatsworth this year, which will hopefully be on. The last time we went was 2019 of course so it will be nice to go and see what they have been up to, especially as it is twenty years since they first opened Chatsworth at Christmas. It was first put on by the previous Duke of Devonshire to help as that year the whole country was suffering from Foot & Mouth disease so visitors to the house were drastically down. It was a great success so they decided to make it an annual event. Can’t wait.
As you saw earlier in the week Treacle is already on to her Christmas list and one of the things she definitely needs is a new football for outside as her current one is well and truly used up!!! I saw an Instagram post the other day of a dog in the pet store going along the treat shelves and choosing one treat!!! If we took Treacle she would have eaten half the shelf before we had chance to stop her!!!! This picture was taken last year in November on a foggy and very cold day!
I do love all the seasons as I think every one has something different to offer us, but I do love Autumn going into Winter a little bit more than Spring and Summer, even if we are not able to do all that we usually do still.
Don’t forget – CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!!!!
Happy Thursday you lovely lot.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx