Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Done in time for the post to California

Phew, its been a bit of a rush as usual but this was the scene on my desk this afternoon, yes I have done it; all the parcels wrapped and just the labels to apply and then they can wend their merry way to DD in Palm Springs. I love doing up pressies nearly as much as I like undoing them  :-) So to be finishing with time to spare before the last post was astounding for me who is always a last minute person and I mean last minute.
I put it down to the unseasonal lovely snowy weather which has focused me on Christmas for once. Normally I put off even mentioning the C word until at least the first week in December, but not this year the snow has made me very happy and ready to embrace the season of goodwill.

Just as well really because tonight is the Tennis Club Christmas Dinner at the George Hotel Keswick and I expect they will have put crackers on the table and decorated the place already. The dining room has a good menu nowadays (it has had it's ups and downs) and the place has to be my all time favourite pub. I must have been going in The George ever since I first met my husband to be and set foot in Keswick when I was 19..... The 'old coaching inn' used to have open fires then and it still had the whips and hunting horn used by John Greenbank on the mail coaches above the fireplace in the bar. It still has the horn but the whips went long ago. For atmosphere it has to rate as the best pub in Keswick and it is still fairly untouched so the decor remains much as it was when I first saw it. Tonight we are trying the special Christmas menu and I have been starving myself all week so that I can possibly enjoy some turkey. I must admit I have been fancying some ever since DD said it was Thanksgiving last week in her neck of the woods. sigh I wish I could have had some......

Well this is all today but I will take along the camera and see what transpires for the blog, Gina over at Fan My Flame has posted a challenge to do a sort of advent blog where you do a post everyday up until Christmas day and all sorts of mad fools have said they are going to join in.......perhaps I will join them....

2 comments:

Gina said...

That pile of beautifully wrapped presents looks so enticing! Glad I'm not the only mad fool!

Lyn Armstrong said...

Yes, I do love an enticing pile of presents with the emphasis on pile..... ever since I was a little girl my Mum used to fill 3 armchairs with presents and each armchair was reserved for me and my two elder brothers. They always opened theirs quicker than me and used to race each other....