For many retailers of course, Christmas has been with us since 1st September (apart from the recent diversion to Halloween), and my children have kindly kept me up to date with the number of days to go for well over a month now.
I’m glad to report that we’ll be able to enjoy Christmas with our new extension now complete, that is with a new kitchen to replace my 30 year one, a lovely dining space and central heating that reliably warms the house. It’s been a long wait but finally the work (and the dust) is over with, and we’re very happy with the end result, as well as with the excellent service we’ve received along the way from the local tradespeople and businesses we’ve used.
I’ll also be celebrating being a few pounds lighter than I was last year, thought quite where I’ll be after the festive season is another matter. You may recall I mentioned during the summer that I had begun a diet and I’m happy to say it has worked – though not as well as it has for my husband, Mark, who has managed to lose over 10 pounds! And he’s not smug about it at all, of course…
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by Carol Robinson