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This week I will mostly be... 3rd - 9th December 2017

Usually on a Sunday I've been posting a Silent Sunday picture, but I've decided to change things up a bit on the blog. Eagle eyed readers will notice that it now has its very own domain name (yay), and I'll be adding a few more pages linking to some of my other writing in the coming weeks.

I've decided that on Sundays from now on I'm going to post my "goals for the week", just so that you can get a flavour of what I'm up to, but also so that I can create a little bit of accountability for my plans going into 2018.

So, here we go for my first week of "This week I will mostly be..."

1) Getting my gas working again... I've been without gas for 9 days now, but on Tuesday I'm having the work done to get it back up and running (men running a new pipe, etc, etc). It hasn't been too much of a nightmare, but I will really relish having hot water on tap and central heating.

2) Posting Christmas cards... This year I'm well ahead of the game because I've written and addressed all my Christmas cards already! This week I need to post the international cards and the local ones that will be delivered by the Scouts and Guides. That'll just leave the bulk of the cards that are going to friends across the UK to get in to the post asap.

3) Buying Christmas food... I've planned our Christmas menus and there is one big family meal here, so I'll be buying our treats and the components of that meal this week. We don't go overboard because we just end up with loads of stuff that we don't really need and just eat for the sake of it, so we buy sensibly and enjoy a few luxuries.


Listening the this A LOT.


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