I did a little bit of de-cluttering today in the lounge, Thomas' room, the airing cupboard and one shelf of our wardrobe. Most things have been boxed up and moved to the shed. Next spring I'll have a look and see if I still want them and if not I'll probably do another car boot sale. All this is in preparation for Christmas and although I've now got mostly empty surfaces that are ready and waiting to be decorated, I've still kept a little Autumn corner going at Number 38.
I've added a couple more toys to the pile and tomorrow, weather permitting, we'll be dropping them off at the mission in Manchester.
And I was looking back to see when we made the Christmas cake last year. We actually did it the day after Thomas' birthday so I'm going to get a wriggle on and do it this Saturday when Mum comes down. It's her annual baking session from hell as Amy and Thomas help out and it can all become a bit slap dash and giddy. I could save her nerves and do it on the QT, but it really wouldn't be the same without her here. It's as much fun watching her trying to keep calm and enjoy the moment as it is actually making the cake.
It's been raining all day and it's now getting really windy. I might have raked the pile of leaves up last week but I didn't bag them up so no doubt they'll blow back all over the garden again. Ah well.