.... and now it's time to say Happy New Year!
I have been gone awhile and now I come back to see your lovely comments and some new visitors too - welcome one and all and thank you.
Hope you are all well and enjoyed a peaceful Christmas.
On THE day Steve went to fetch our mothers and I shoved the turkey in the oven - came back an hour later and it was still as raw as when I had put it in!!!! The oven had been playing up and I had an engineer out just two days before Christmas. After mending it he said to start things off on a lower heat just to be sure that I didn't burn anything now that the oven had a new fan motor. So there I was with a raw bird (that doesn't sound right does it?!) wondering whether the oven was still broken or just on too low.
Now in past years I would have had a major panic attack cum hissy fit - lol - but I have mellowed methinks. I just thought "Well we have loads of veg and sausages wrapped in bacon and there are people in the world starving, so who cares about the turkey?" So I gave the turkey a sound talking to, shoved it back in the oven, turned the heat up and poured a HUGE glass of the naughty water. I went to get myself dolled up, sipping wine and gave it not another thought. Half an hour later (dolling up these days is a short affair) when I checked, the bird and the oven were both behaving and all was fine! So the turkey got cooked and lunch was only a little late. Phew.
And here is my other little turkey - much better behaved....
Steve went in the living room to the Moms with this on asking if they knew how to stuff a turkey - they roared with laughter. Which is good - Christmas can be a sad time, can't it? And a little laugh can help things along.
Rudolph came to town - well my kitchen notice board - thanks to our resident artist!
I was grateful for the happy times we shared over board games this Christmas and the time spent just sitting & chatting. The quiet in betweeny time has been busier than usual as Steve had to work and I have had yet more school work to prepare.
And now we face a period of change - I am returning to full time work after a 7 year break. Alex has found a job in Bath and will leave home on Saturday. And our eldest son is in the throes of buying his first house.
Like I said in the last post - endings and beginnings - and so it goes on.
Happy New Year lovely people.
May you be happy and healthy.
When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.