Mark was out first thing this morning so I put the radio on, you can't beat a bit of Smooth FM, and got down to it. I find it so much easier cleaning when there's nobody in the house. I can get twice as much done in half the time. Plus I can sing without him wincing and making sarcastic comments.
I popped to Argos to buy this for Amy for Christmas. She's into smoothies at the moment but we don't have a smoothie maker so she's improvising and mashing soft fruit down with my spud masher which actually works quite well. I suspect it's a passing fad so I've not gone to great expense but I think she'll like it. The best bit is the jug thingy-majiggy which is a drinks bottle/cup so as the label says you just blend and go.
I've tied my branch tree together. I went for the rustic look and used string because that's all I had but I don't think you'll see much of it once its decorated. I wanted the branches a bit more wonky but it wasn't that easy to do so they're pretty much all straight. We usually put our tree up the first weekend in December but we're away in Cheltenham visiting my brother so we'll have to leave it until the following weekend. But I think I'll decorate this before we go.
It'll be strange not just being able to just pop up there but on the other hand we've both agreed after all the work we've put in we're more than happy to let it go and move on.
If they're half as happy there as Tom and Joan were they'll be fine.