I haven't done one of these posts in a while, but after some bad news on Friday I was more than ready to throw myself into the weekend and a large bottle of wine. As it happens, this weekend left me with a lot to feel cheerful about.
|How lovely is this little guy?! £1.50 in Tesco! Almost makes up for my lack of a real tree.|
Feeling festive - On Saturday I went to see my parents to put the tree up and my dad was relegated to the pub (not sure he was entirely displeased by this) while my mum and I gorged on cheese straws and felt very tiddly after drinking a bottle of mulled wine. Tom and I then put our tree up on the Sunday and I can already tell I'll be devastated when it comes to taking it down. It's the first time this little flat has ever really felt like home, and I really couldn't be happier.
Time away - It feels like an age ago even though we only got back last week, but a few days of exploring in Budapest was just what I needed. It's a really beautiful city and I had the best time. Though I'm sad to be back to the daily grind, some time away has left me feeling refreshed and recharged.
Sting's Greatest Hits - Has anyone ever cited our Gordon as a reason to be cheerful before?! I doubt it, but his Greatest Hits album has been getting me through many long days of work. I can only imagine the neighbours are thrilled by my renditions of Englishman in New York.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - I know everyone says this is the worst HP book (because it is) but the film features Jason Isaacs very heavily so it's just fine by me. Hubba.
A new slow cooker - The slow cooker was a staple for me when I cooked at my parents' house, but since moving out it's one of the many things I still haven't got round to buying. Hardly surprising as I've still not managed to buy a cheese grater in the six months I've been living here... My mum was very proudly showing me her new slow cooker at the weekend, so after a few subtle hints ('ooh lovely, so can I have your old one now?') I finally have one in my kitchen. I'm cooking up a chilli in it this afternoon, and it already smells heavenly.