I had to go to work on New Years Eve. Boo to that, but unusually I saw a glimpse of sunshine, albeit a brief one, catching the brickwork of the council building which gave it a somewhat honeyed glow. Odd to think that just a couple of weeks ago the German market with all its kitsch rubbish and sausagey scents was in full swing on this very spot.
I rarely take a lunch break, but I decided to take myself over to the new Grand Central shopping arena and dragged myself, kicking and screaming in protest I might add, into Cath Kidston's store whereupon a very pretty orphan handbag leapt into my arms and nestled there, looking lost and forlorn until I promised to adopt it. This is why I don't take lunch breaks very often. In my defence I spent Christmas money so there.
I couldn't wait to get home. The crowds at 5pm were almost as bad as they were on Christmas eve carrying arms full of carrier bags and bemoaning the fact that the shops were having the audacity to close at 5pm. How much "stuff" do people actually need?
I scurried for the train at home time. Well scurrying was perhaps a bit over ambitious. For scurrying read limping painfully dragging my gammy leg behind me. Once home I collapsed into the bath, anointed myself with posh new lotions and potions, donned new jamas and shared a Chinese takeaway with me lovely fella. Snuggled on the sofa we saw in the New Year with Bryan Adams who put on a surprisingly good sing along.
Yesterday was spent in hibernation. I adore being at home at this time of year and really do feel a physical wrench if I have to go out. The vile weather we are having doesn't help. I just want to be here in my chair; snoozing, resting, crocheting and the occasional web browsing and blog reading makes me a happy bunny. I feel very weak, tired and bone achey after a really heavy cold just before Xmas so I don't feel guilty at all.
We popped out for a beautiful Indian meal with the family for a couple of hours last night which was just long enough to be out.
It's rained for most of the day today too. Double yuk. Shopping for essentials only was done quick smart today before home again at top speed.
Gawd what a load of bloody uninteresting drivel that post was! Must try harder methinks!
Wishing you all good spaces and health for 2016.
|May the force be strong in you.|