The final week of 2021, and it’s been relaxing but also a bit sad that the Christmas holidays are nearly at an end. I could do with another 2 weeks off given the chance. I’m not looking forward to everything that will hit in January and February at work!
Here’s our week 52 of Project 52. It being the week between Christmas and new year, not a lot went on. There was a lot of online sales deliveries (and returns), a lot of puzzling, and wishing the weather would be less wet and windy.
Sunday, Boxing Day, was spent building sports equipment. My brother came over to help – one football goal up, and the table tennis table done too. We all had a bit of a play. Great fun. We just need to hope we don’t always have too much wind to play.
On Monday it was a relaxing day. I finished a puzzle, made some keto cheese crackers. And it seems everyone got Wasgij puzzles for their Christmas gifts, as it was my biggest ever blog traffic day.
Tuesday I spent 3 hours doing the latest Wasgij puzzle. It was the fastest I’ve ever completed one.
On Wednesday we nipped into Stratford to get the OH’s birthday present. Amazingly the aga shop had a 35% off sale which meant we spent less on a pan and lid than just the pan was originally. We were in and out of Stratford, even allowing for a stop at the post office, and at the out of town retail park within 1 ½ hours. I love a fast efficient shop, plus it was quite quiet too.
Thursday I took the Christmas tree down. As ever it seems really empty without it. I needed a much bigger bag for this tree, so I’m a bit worried about the baubles storage in the same bag. I think I need to find a hard plastic box with inserts for all my larger baubles and to store separately from the tree. The tree is huge when stored – I need to get rid of more puzzles to make storage space for the tree really.
In the evening N and I went for our trip to the Blenheim Palace light trail. It was our deferred trip from last year. We thought it was really good – quite quiet which we liked as it was much better for taking time over photos. Only a couple of the lights were repeats while the rest was new. Much better that way than previous years. N had a kids burger and chips afterwards for dinner. I wanted one of the pitta/kebabs, but minus the pitta bread. Unfortunately they wouldn’t serve me that because there was just one price. But I could have just paid the ridiculously high price rather than me having to be given the bread and then waste it by throwing that part out. In the end I just made tea when I got home. But it was a bit disappointing.
We were lucky with the timing as we were finished and on our way back to the car, just as the rain started properly coming down.
On Friday, last day of the year, we needed a quick nip into town to pick up some bread and pastries for over the weekend and take another return back. Otherwise, it was just some puzzling, a bit of reading. N spent some time out on the farm. Needless to say we didn’t do anything special for New Year’s Eve, Fingers crossed there’s more exciting things going on in 2022 than we’ve done in the last 2 years!
Happy new year.
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