Not many pictures this week. They are all similar- rain!
Back to work after my week off. The weather is still mild, but wet!!! I stayed behind to do my annual appraisal, and drove home in the rain.
The floor is not quite dry enough to put the furniture back, so we went out for dinner- again.
More rain. We bought some logs so that we could light the fire, and decided to put the table back in the dining room.It looks nice against the white floor, and the room looks much bigger too.
WednesdayWhile I was teaching in the afternoon we were surprised to see a crane rise up outside the classroom window. It turns out the weathercock on the tower was skewed and as, surprise, it was dry, they decided to come and fix it before the winds blew it down on someone's head. In the evening I managed the time to moderate the #eltchat with Marisa and Shaun.
A night for lighting the fire and catching up on some TV. I had been storing up things I wanted to watch during October, but had no time to see. I signed up for one of Russell's Edmodo courses- for next week, and he offered it to me free of charge as a thank you for paying for others that he had delivered. Thanks Russell :-)
FridayMalcolm and I went shopping in the big supermarket. I must remember not to go shopping with anyone who can add things to the basket! My bill was horrendous. We now have enough food to keep us going until the end of the year....not really! I did buy some haggis for next week though. Next Sunday is St Andrew's day, so I will prepare a really Scottish dinner for friends.
Stir-up Sunday. I believe it is a Catholic date- the last Sunday before Advent, but we have always made our Christmas pudding and cake then. I cleared the kitchen after breakfast and only allowed everyone in to stir and make a wish.
Once everything was cooking, it was a good time to go and help Lorraine move the last things into her new house. That way we are not tempted by the smell.
Stir up Sunday really brings the end of the year closer. The smells are highly evocative of the festive season, and I am almost ready for the decorations- but I can hold off for a few more weeks :-)