Yes i know its late but im just looking through my diary for the last month so that i can then start a new year all up to date. Im having a day of organising so this is why this has also been added to my list.
Most of the last month or so has been much of a muchness (real word honest) but there has been some exciting/busy/fun/scary things happen. (not all at once btw as that would be crazy)
As usual the run up to Christmas was really busy. Starting on the 12 dec we had our Cluster Christmas meal at our house. Jono cooked a roast pork dinner for 22 of us which was amazing. Its a good job we have a long lounge and two tables that can be extended. There wasnt much room left in the lounge but we all managed to squeeze in.
On the Sunday we had an early party to celebrate my birthday on the following Wedneday. I decided to have a tea and cakes party. So all weekend Jono was busy preparing lots of little cakes. I think he must have made about 150 but there were nearly 30 people here so it wasnt that many each ha ha ha. The only things he didnt make were some baileys profiteroles which were amazing. I also managed to get some of my pressies early as he had brought me some nice cups & saucers & plates from Whittards and also a gorgeous glass cake stand so i got to use them at the party.
Most of the cakes got eaten which we were pleased about but when i popped to the cellar than evening i found a huge plate of about 20 chocolate tarts. Jono took them to work the next day.
The following day i was due to be singing with choir at a J John (have i spelt that correct?) but that morning i had a bit of an incident with the car so i couldnt. It was really icy and the car windscreen had really thick ice. Even de icer wasnt shifting it, so i decided to lean into the car to switch the engine on to warm everything up. Our street is generally flat but as we get so used to parking on hills i just get into the habit of leaving the car in gear. The handbrake was on though so even if i had put the engine on fully the car should have stalled. Anyway as you can probably guess the car didnt stall and it started rolling down the street towards a busy road and a car parked straight ahead of me. I then realised to stop the car i was going to have to dive in head first and manually stop the car by putting my hand on the break. This would have worked brilliantly but i must have clipped the stearing wheel with my hip and i ended up turning the car and it crashed into next doors wall.
The door ended up crushing my leg and i couldnt get out the drivers side. Fortunatly there was a woman coming down the street with her dog. (ironically if i had of left the car she would have seen in soon after crash into hers, so its a good job i stopped it). She helped me crawl out of the passenger side and checked if i was ok. I then rang Jono and when he got home we popped to minor injuries as my back was hurting and my knee had doubled in size. Fortunatly it was only badly bruised and the only damage to the wall was blue paint on it. The car however although wasnt majorly damaged it was enough for it to not be road worthy. Not the best time for it to happen the week before Christmas but i should be getting my car back tomorrow so that is good. I broke up from work that Thursday so apart from having to go in to work on the 29th to sort out Decembers invoicing we didnt really need both cars and had managed to sort out who got Jonos car each day. We have felt really fortunate to have two cars and it could have made things really difficult as Jono always needs his for work and it would make it really difficult for me to get to work etc without one.
On the Wednesday it was my actual birthday. I ended up working as i only work till lunch time anyway. Jono then picked me up and we went to a chinese buffet which was lovely (we also went there Christmas eve as chinese is a bit of a family tradition now) anyway after food we went to the cinema to watch White Christmas. It was so great to watch a classic on the big screen. I was suprised that Jono enjoyed it as he doesnt really like films but i make him watch one on my birthday as its the only chance i can get to drag him to the cinema. I do go with friends though but its nice to go with him aswell. We then got home about 7pm and i finally got to open my pressies as i hadnt had chance to earlier in the day. A lovely day.
Just before Christmas we also had some nice evenings at friends parties and enjoyed some mince pies and mulled wine.
On the Sunday before Christmas i got asked to do a reading in the carol service at the church i work at. I was really nervous as i have never been asked to do a reading before and the church is really posh. It went well though and i really enjoyed it. I even got told i used my posh voice ha ha ha (didnt know i had one)
Christmas day we went to my parents for the day, so we went to the morning service at my old church in Walsall. It was a lovely relaxing day which is just what we wanted.
On boxing day Jono’s parents and grandparents came for the day which was also nice.
Christmas week was so lovely and relaxing (apart from going to the sales ha ha) and then on New years eve we went to some friends to have tea and we played mega monopoly. A perfect end to the year.