December's also the month of my Birthday, with GJ's big Five-O milestone Birthday coming up in January - For which I've got a party planned - Eek!
I'm meeting one of my bessie mates from Uni on Thursday for a decadent and languid lunch at a beautiful spot in the Cathedral City of Durham.
I've had to postpone a visit from a kitchen designer in order to honour my prior appointment with her - We've now known each other for thirty years, which is frightening when you think of it. Her son is my godson, she has a lovely older daughter too, and I love them dearly although I probably only catch up with her about twice a year if we're lucky... More's the pity.
I'm terrified at what the kitchen is going to cost me, though - And I wonder if any of you can make any recommendations for reasonable priced stuff, as my builders favour Howden's and I don't believe for one moment they're going to be as cheap as chips! My existing kitchen was thirty years old and dilapidated when we first moved in almost ten years ago, so we're desperate for a functional kitchen that we can sit and eat in - Well, blog in, in my case!
On Saturday I had the pleasure of marrying a delightful couple who were only in their early twenties, just as I was when I married GJ twenty-five years ago! One of the registrars referred to them as "bairns". And I thought, yes they are, and I was! Next weddings for me will be in January, so we might get some of the anticipated awful northern British winter away before then... We've a smidgeon of snow on the hills as of this weekend.
December just seems like the kind of month where you have to squeeze a pint pot into a half! We're off to see Lindsey Buckingham in the middle of the month, just before my birthday and I'm also hopeful of the promise of a late lunch with some ladies who are regulars from our local pub, who fancy a bit of a "do" at a posh Italian restaurant nearby.
Suldog asked me last post whence came the expression - "I couldn't give a flying kipper's fart!"
I thought I must have picked it up somewhere on my travels. Turns out it's mine, I think. I googled it and found no result except on my blog - Skrikes, I'm off again!
And so, if I don't see you through the week, I'll see you through the window, mes bloggy lovers! Ciao bellas!
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And I'm just going to leave you with this beauty from La Bush: