Although I went to bed early last night Millie decided EVERY TWO HOURS to wake me up - barking (but not wanting to go out) crying and moaning etc. Clearly she is unsettled but I don't want to create habits that can't be continued - so I held out until 5am and then got up. Vanessa Feltz was on Radio 2 asking for people to email / text in and ask to be part of the CCC - Cream Crackered Collective - if you had been kept up due to babies / pets etc let her know. Well - one of my challenges was to get a radio dedication so I chanced my arm - AND THEY READ IT OUT!!! You can hear it here - around 39 minutes in.
Today was the sewing group's annual Christmas party (12:30pm - 3:30pm) and I had to take a present, a plate of food and some tombola gifts. Having misread the time, Wendy and I were early so helped with the setting up and bagged our seats . I particularly liked some of the simple table decorations - some were just twigs, sprayed and then simple ornaments on.
The mystery presents were placed on a table and then, one by one, our numbers were drawn out of a hat and we were allowed to choose a present - but not to unwrap it. We then repeated this process twice - each time being allowed to swap our present with someone else - they had no choice in the matter. It really was a case of judging a book by its cover! I was just as bad and had my eye on a white gift bag - which was a popular present and was swapped many times. Luckily for me I was the second to last to be called out on the last round - so kept the gift. It was a lovely wreath, a Lynette Anderson tin and two packs of lovely buttons.
So - a lovely afternoon with good company - Julie was also there from my Wednesday college course - and nice food. Sets you up nicely for Christmas - although the "show and tell" left me feeling rather inferior! I did like this candle mat though - quite achievable me thinks!
Tomorrow I am due to visit family and the decorator moves in to paint my bedroom nd bathroom. Consequently this evening's diet of activities will be cleaning and packing based - trying desperately not to forget something vital - but realsing that you probably will! How on earth I am going to get everything in the car I just don't know!!