Because of snow fall yesterday I removed snow, I will give food to the birds outside, go for shopping this morning, uploading a few Xmas images, taking a look at "alternative" software packages.
So, what are you up to?
I shall be using my bus pass to take the short trip into Kingsbridge later this morning, no parking problems to worry about then. Quick visit to the bank and one or two shops, then catch the next bus home. Luckily feeling up to it today, have been the victim of a recurring viral infection for the last few days which has restricted my activities. On Thursday I have a Xmas lunch to attend in the Tower at Slapton given by the field centre where I volunteer on the nature reserve that they manage. Hoping that it will be dry so that I can take the bus (long walk from the bus stop at Slapton), no problems then with any drink/driving. Otherwise my time is my own to waste as I see fit.
I'm sitting at my desk, cleaning things up before the last wedding of the year, this weekend. It's sunny and 28 degrees celcius (about 90F). I do feel for all of you on the top half of the globe, stuck in the snow.
Daughters and grandkids spent a few hours here cleaning up the patio before Xmas. They cleaned and started to fill our old above ground spa. It has been sitting empty for 10 years and off course it sprung a leak when half full!! The girls gut the buckets happening and the plants got a good unscheduled watering.
Off to Lacanau Ocean this morning for a walk, (stroll), along the beach - apparently I need the "fresh air" according to her "who knows best" and need to get away from my computer screen - forecast to be zero degrees C and sunny in Bordeaux today but should be a little warmer at the coast
Went Christmas Shopping today and spent 400 bucks in the first shop. I saw something on sale for a good price that I was going to buy next year but when I saw the price I couldn't let it go. ( it was a battery operated rattle gun, so it will make me money in the long run. lol )
Saw a lot of faces in the shopping centre! today as well, enough to last a country kid for a year;-)
I'm curious to find why some call Christmas Xmas, is it a new thing.
Back from Istanbul on sunday, on monday "Montezuma's revange" got me during the night to tuesday. Lost some weight and sleep but now I'm back. My wife Loretta already bought a christmas tree - this is one of the worst things which I have to do normally in that time of the year....