First up – last week just got away from me and I never found the time to sit down and do my 365 post so this week is a double. Secondly, part way through numbering my pictures I realised that somewhere during the year I have skipped forward a few days because by the way my numbering was going, 2014 was going to be 370 days long! This is why my numbering suddenly jumps backwards part way through – I’m trying to make it match back up with reality!! (It actually skips about twice because I really, really can’t count and got my recalculations wrong…)
Thanks to MDanz Tori now knows who 1D are – their latest dance is to ‘Best Song Ever’ which means I now have it stuck in my head. Sigh. (Arthur got sent home from school today, so he didn’t go to dance club this week.)
This evening, Liberty and I went to see Gone Girl – the ticket was not lying about the strong bloody violence… there wasn’t much of it but what there was was impressive. Mostly it was just super creepy – a very good film but I was glad I didn’t have to go home to an empty house afterwards! (Caius also went but we didn’t know that until we met him lurking in the lobby afterwards – also slightly creepy after being freaked out by the film!!)
On the way home from school I popped in to the butchers with Tori and had a sudden urge to buy and cook a whole pheasant. I’m not sure why, as I’ve never cooked one before – I can only assume it is because we are half way through a series of MasterChef. Look at the shine on that sauce though – I may have been a bit smug about that!
Today was the annual Christmas Market at my home church – we had lots of fun helping on the raffle, singing carols in the coffee room and joining in with the games. This is Tori doing her best to win a Freddo.
Liberty’s boyfriend has been meaning to show the Smalls round the fire engine ever since we moved here (over two years ago now) and today was his last day on the job before moving on to new things so we had to do it today. They even got a fire shout just as we were about to leave so we got to watch everyone turning up, putting their kit on and the engine driving off with its blues-and-twos going!
Anyone who has ever been in our house, knows the state these shelves are usually in. I have spent the last few days properly sorting them out and rearranging them and it’s finally finished and everything looks great!
Tori got Star of the Week this week but the day got a bit of a damper by the fact that we walked out of the school assembly into torrential rain, hail, winds of an Arctic quality and bitter darkness. The sun was vaguely visible in the distance but it just served to make the storm we were in feel even more dire.