As the solstice dawns, we can at least be a little bit reassured that the days will get longer and lighter and the depth of winter, which still has much iciness to bring, is slowly coming to an end (that is if the end of the world, as we know it, is not upon us).
I am still not in the Christmas spirit at all – I do not know why. There is no reason on the planet that I could think of for not enjoying my favourite time of year, but here I am, all Scrooge-like, muttering that I should be enjoying the season.
My ear infection is much better, thankfully. I am still on antibiotics but I can now lie on my bad ear and it not be in searing pain.
Time off with Mr VP has been nice, though due to issues with the “out-laws”, stress levels have been high and it doesn’t look like it will be getting better soon (oh for a nice, normal set of in-laws).
Eating Christmas cake has been one of the highlights of this week. I love dense, fruity cakes doused in brandy and covered in marzipan – there really is nothing better. This one was decorated by my mother and is really excellent!
It has been raining a lot. I envy those in the Highlands of Scotland, for whom the rain has been falling as blizzards of snow. That’d be Christmassy! Unfortunately, the rain rained and rained and will rain for the next 3 days solidly. Roads were/are flooded, rail services disrupted… I hate to say it, but it does seem a bit end-of-the-worldy.
For now, I am going to focus a bit more on spending time with family and making my last preparations for the Big Day. Just in case I don’t pop in beforehand, I would like to wish all of my readers the very happiest, safest and warmest of Christmasses.