Apparently, Cookie Glitter-Balls is my elf name…and, in honour of the festive period, this is what I shall be known as for the next couple of days!
Mr WLB has now been christened Speedy Festive-Fingers…which I think sounds rather ominous…like a pick pocket or a sleezy man in a nightclub!
My lovely Mum is Cookie Floppy-Feet, my beautiful sister is also a Cookie Glitter-Balls, my over-excited niece and nephew are Pudding Sparkly-Nose and Pudding Pickle-Pants, my Dad is Stampy McJingles, and, last but not least, my dog is Tinker Snow-Bum. I won’t list the whole family – as my horses aren’t keen on name changes…I tried to change the name of one of them when he came to live with my herd, but he was having none of it!
I haven’t lost the plot…I have just been partaking in festive fun and frolics this afternoon…
So today has been good, despite another night with not much sleep due to coughing and nose blowing! I woke up and we headed off to the shops…as the Asda delivery last night was rather poor – the wrong meat, missing smoked salmon, the wrong veggie sausages…and the shops were quieter than expected. They open again on Boxing Day…yet it seems as if people are expecting the end of the world at this time of year, or a zombie apocalypse! I sat and watched overloaded trollies, arguing couples, kids being dragged around…joy to all!
The horses were fine – still in their field, despite thoughts of wind blowing them into another county in the night…my garden fence blew down in the night! They have a veggie feast tomorrow – sprouts, apples, carrots…and I can’t remember what else is in their Christmas bag. I love seeing them on Christmas Day and my ultimate wish is for a Christmas ride soon…maybe 2014…how exciting?!
When we got back home, I popped to see my old lady down the road to let her know what time I would pick her up tomorrow for dinner. She is so sweet. I only popped around for a few minutes, but we ended up chatting for well over an hour and a half! She was really worried as she hadn’t bought me a Christmas present, but I explained that the best present for me was knowing that she was not going to be on her own…this got me a huge hug from her! Apparently, she called her friend who lives hundreds of miles away – so they rarely get to see each other – and told her about my invite…she is just so lovely. I then got my brother in law round to help fix her fire – she hadn’t wanted to bother me, but I am glad that she did. My sister also took her a present…a lovely huge soft blanket from Dunelm. I have a little present for her tomorrow too – I noticed that she has a lot of pictures in the house, so I chose a nice frame for her yesterday. And we are trying to rope her in to our Boxing Day celebrations as well. She will be hiding from me in the New Year!
After this, I popped to see the kids…who were very excited. They had been bowling and to McDonalds and were waiting for a bath with their Christmas bath bomb, and to get into their onesies, watch their Christmas DVD and have some treats! We talked about how quickly they must go to sleep tonight…although, if my childhood is anything to go by, they will be far too excited to get to sleep!
My Mum then popped over, with the lovely girl who is also joining us for dinner tomorrow – one of my Mums old foster placements. So we had a catch up – she hadn’t seen me since last Christmas and said that she could see that I had lost loads of weight…so that was a nice feel-good moment.
After this, it was a relaxing evening and we are heading for an early night and a film in bed.
I just want to say a huge ‘thank you’ for your love and support this year…you are amazing! Have a fantastic festive few days…enjoy spending time with whoever you are choosing to spend it with…and whoever you might not have chosen to spend it with but have to!
Breakfast: Bananas and Clementines.
A good food day! Brekkie was something quick that I grabbed before heading to the shops. Lunch was lush…I really fancied some Marmite, so toasted my wholemeal rolls and spread the Marmite on before adding cheese, smoked ham and tomatoes, and finished off with some fruit and 0% Total Greek yogurt. Dinner was good too – roasted sweet potato and butternut squash chunks, with steak and fried mushrooms, peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onions and spinach.
Thank you for reading…and have a wonderful Christmas,
Cookie Glitter-Balls! xxx