Current work: Med duo
Listening to: all sorts of soft jazz today (with my dad)
Reading: Christina Jones, Heaven Sent (thoroughly enjoyed it – my Seeing Stars was about pyrotechnics so it was a theme I really liked – plus she has these lovely warm characters and it was so nice to see characters from some of her earlier books reappearing)
Christmas started very early for us. Bearing in mind we’d stayed up until midnight… at six, we had a small child thundering through. ‘Wake up! Wake up! Father Christmas has been, Father Christmas has been!’ (Actually, what was funnier was the night before, when I crept upstairs with full stockings and son’s door started to open and his fingers were visible in ‘pounce on the goodies’ mode. Being mean, I made him wait... because I didn’t put his stocking back on the door until he went to sleep.)
Plus the turkey had to go on at 7 in order to be ready for lunch, so we had to give in. Dog was bouncing around, wanting to know how many doggy stockings he had and if he could snaffle any of the chocs. So it was a tad overexcited…
DH had bought me the DVD of Casino Royale (yeah, yeah, so I’m a little behind); while the kids were busy doing art and crafty stuff we chilled out with the film and a glass of wine. I can see exactly why people are calling Daniel Craig the best Bond ever – much more ‘rounded’ than previous Bonds, and his eyes are stunning. (And yes, the shower scene... fabulous.)
Highlight of the day for son was Dr Who. He will no doubt be ecstatic tomorrow evening at the panto, as Colin Baker and Terry Molloy are starring in Dick Whittington.
Today: DH and daughter are hitting the sales (and I had kittens when I saw that M&S had 50% off their furniture… luckily, the one that I ordered has 30% off, the same as it was when I ordered it, or I would be in trouble). Meanwhile, son and I are going to pick up my dad as he’s spending the day here while my stepmum’s away. (I have promised him salmon and George Shearing.)