A day off

The house is silent. There are no more excuses to be made. It’s time un-Christmas-ify.

I’m looking at some shoes strewn about, odd socks lying haphazardly on the floor, little piles of things to take out to the recycling and leftover Christmas cards. I know the kitchen needs tidying up from my latest adventures last night with Michel Roux Sr. I need to book train tickets to see a friend next weekend and I have letters to friends abroad that I must reply to. There are clothes in the wash basket which need washing and drying and I guess I should take down our two Christmas trees. That will take ten seconds as one is a picture of a tree and the other is a mini tree about as long as my forearm.

But let me tell you about the other potential activities I could fill my day off with. I’m very tempted by having a cup of tea and reading Narnia. I’m equally tempted by the lure of shopping. Nothing major. I just need some new muslin cloths and tupperware. And possibly a steam cooker thing as I don’t have one and Michel Roux keeps telling me to use one. It’s hindering my culinary adventures. I would also like to go for a long walk and finish listening to the audiobook of The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling which, by the way, I am loving.

It’s a difficult decision to make. What to do with my day….

While I decide, I will just make a cup of tea and read Narnia a little…. Just a little….

6 responses to this post.

  1. We took down our Christmas decorations this weekend–the holidays flew by!


  2. Posted by Alex Jones on January 3, 2013 at 18:04

    I am glad Christmas is over, cold, rain and the disruption. Mr Scrooge is alive and well in Colchester.


  3. You got the trees down okay? I did without falling down the front steps although I did spill water all over the floor. But you probably didn’t have to worry about that with your tree! Is the JK Rowling book that good? Which Narnia book are you on?


    • I’ve just started the third book, The Horse And His Boy. I love The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader the best. Actually I’m not sure. They’re all my favourite! The JK Rowling book is so great. I’m loving it. Although American friends haven’t enjoyed it so much. Not sure if it’s a bit ‘British’.


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