It is grey and horrible here today and it has been raining. Good job the pumbers are indoors and not out! They are getting on really well; the floor is done and the walls and all the new pipework so they are now going to be doing the tiles. Can’t wait to get it all done and I will show you pictures.
Certainly not been hanging the washing out and in fact trying to get it done has been a challenge as the plumbers have the water turned off for most of the day. It also means that the heating is not on and it has been quite cold and damp over the last few days, so I have taken to wearing a jumper and a thick cardigan to keep warm!
I am busy getting the Christmas presents wrapped, labelled and put into piles as I have to get some posted off so need to sort those out first. Next job will be the Christmas cards and then the rest of the Christmas baking. I have quite a few To Do lists going at the moment but am ticking the jobs off slowly! At least being at home for this week and next means I have lots of time to get jobs done. With the weather being yuck it is quite nice to be doing Christmas things. I will show you some pictures when I am done.
I forgot to show you this. When it was our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary DH bought me some lovely pearl earings from Coleman Douglas Pearls of London. All of the designs are done by the wonderful Chrissie Douglas (below) founder of Coleman Douglas. So for our Thirty Fifth he bought me this lovely gold and pearl braclet. In the five years we have known Chrissie she has become a very good friend.
When we saw her in London she was telling us all about the new display which is about to open in Fortnum & Mason with all different styles of pearls created by Chrissie.
Chrissie likes to say these are not your Grandmother’s pearls and her designs are amazing. I inherited pearls from my Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and Chrissie re-strung them. I have also received for various events a pearl necklace from DH and Chrissie redesigned a necklace that DH gave me for our Twentieth anniversary which never sat correctly. There is going to be an event in February next year and we are going to go down and support her.
Youngest is out tonight at Swimming Club coaching, DH & Eldest are out tonight for dinner together as they are giving blood later. Me – dinner for one and ironing! Oh joy!
I hope you are all having a great week.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx