Sunday, 18 December 2011


Hi there, I'm back. Sorry not been posting for ages. Yet again feeling under the weather. Yet again full of cold. I seem to catch one after the other at the moment.

Well, how are the Christmas preps going in your house? Here we are all ready for the big day. Presents all bought and wrapped. Cards all posted. Decorations all up. Some food prepped and in freezer and the shopping order is done and coming later in the week.

My dining room Christmas tree

It's not really feeling very Christmassy yet to me. Hopefully as the week goes on I might get more into the feel of Christmas once I'm rid of this cold.

The weather today was lovely. Cold and frosty but a lovely sunny day.

The water to my right was frozen over and the ground was solid. I was all wrapped up against the cold
and really enjoyed the walk.


Mon - Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and gravy
Tues - Pork loin steaks, apple sauce, boiled potatoes, veg and a creamy sauce
Wed - Fish pie, peas, carrots & broccoli
Yummy fish pie
Thurs - Sausage, mash, veg and gravy
Fri - Spaghetti bolognese &garlic bread
Sat - Chicken/tofu fajitas
Sun - Pork loin ( reduced )roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, vegetables and gravy

We had lots of dinners last week. It's that time of year when I tend to cook lots of them. I shall do next weeks plan tomorrow.

I shall sit now and watch the final of Strictly Dancing. I don't watch it on the Saturday as nobody else in the house likes to watch it so I always watch it the day after on my own. I know who won so that's spoilt my enjoyment a bit. Heard it on the bloody radio this morning. Hubby had warned me not to watch the TV news because they were talking about the winner on there so I avoided the TV only to have it blurted out on the radio!

Bye for now x


  1. Hi hope you are feeling better. Colds always make you feel lousy & then afterwards tired out. I have been taking a multi vitemin to try & prevent them. I still think though ,if youre going to get a cold you will get one regardless.
    Your menu sounds very yummy indeed. I need to get more organized with the food thing in this house
    Youre christmas tree looks very lovely.
    I thought Harry would win strictly. Robbie savages hair always makes me smile as its quite ladylike!
    Take care x x

  2. Hope you are feeling better Karen.

    I watched the Dancing final today too.

    Sft x

  3. I'm not feeling all that Christmassy this year either. Too much work, not enough Christmas!

  4. Hi Karen, I think we have been in the same boat. I caught a bug when I was in Englang and i still feel it. Hav'nt been blogging either. I start on christmas presents and such today, far to late but never mind. I thought your tree was very pretty, and you seem so organized.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Glad you're feeling better Karen, your tree looks wonderful.

  6. I usually get a cold just in time for Christmas so one should land any day now. Hope you're feeling better. You seem very organised, I've still got quite a bit to do but I'm going to start wrapping some presents this afternoon. Hope you enjoyed Strictly, I thought the right person won.

  7. It's no fun when you are feeling under the weather. Hope you are feeling brighter by Christmas. Take care.
    Love from Mum