Firstly, I saw a blackboard sign outside our local Coughlan's (much excitement in the local community when this opened. We don't get out what I can I say) advertising soup and a roll. Nothing unusual about that I don't suppose except the price, it was £2.39. Yes for the nominal sum of £2.39 you can trot out of your local Coughlan's with a soup and a roll. Now, I was really pondering this sign whilst waiting in the chip shop queue. Yes, this is a diet blog and we did occasionally have chips from the chippie. In my defence, we went to the Panto on Saturday to watch Peter Pan and it is obligatory to get chips from the chippie afterwards. Back to the soup. Isn't it normally £2.50 or £2.99 or even £2.49 but £2.39? Maybe they have a giant surplus of 10p/1p's. I don't know but anyhow it tickled and puzzled me in equal measure. What else you going to do whilst waiting for the chippie to open?
|Mr Tickle giving it some - pic ebay|
In other news on the Christmas prep front. I am sorted on the present front just not so on the dreaded wrapping front. I cannot motivate myself to wrap the sodding things. The kids break up next week - Buddy on Friday so I need to get my wrapping mojo on. I have a hamper (an old Fortnum and Mason hamper when we were once decadent many moons ago) filled with Aldi goodies! I have the turkey - yes turkey this year ordered from a local butcher which will be delivered. So more or less set and its only us on Christmas day.
We have yet to put our tree up. We have differing views on the Christmas Tree. I can't be doing with all the child like adults who put it up in November/beginning of December but I do feel this weekend is acceptable. My husband thinks it should "technically" go up on Christmas Eve!! So the compromise is the 20th - 5 days before Christmas Day. Which will mean it'll be up for two weeks and by that time I can't wait to get the decs down. It is a bit late and I prefer the build up to Xmas so by Boxing Day I think its over really whereas my husband likes New Year's Eve so the decs are still relevant to him.
We have a date night on Saturday - get us. Don't get out for years and then we go away for 5 days and now a night out. We're off to London for the evening and I managed to get a babysitter so am looking forward to that. My kids will start to wonder if we're ever at home!
I managed to fit in my weights on Tuesday - only 30 minutes but it felt good. My heel is heeling (excuse the pun) nicely and I am planning on doing a little Wii dance tomorrow. So I am gradually getting back into the exercise routine. On the food front I haven't gone into Xmas free for all. Having said this, I couldn't resist saying yes please to receiving free chocolates from Hotel Chocolat to review. These are due any day but I'm going to get the hubster to review them - so stay tuned.
See you very soon!