Monday, November 30, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
A very different Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in London. Only about 15% of the military personnel who normally take part were present, socially distanced as you can see from the photo below. Thousands of veterans are usually present, this year only a handful participated. The occasion was marked across Britain, though, with the two minute silence being observed by young and old on their doorsteps.
Monday, November 9, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Putting up this post on Wednesday because we had Prime Purchases yesterday and I wanted to remember the events of the last couple of days from Scotland and England.
Last Saturday, one of Scotland's best-loved sons and the man who will always be known as Bond, James Bond, Sir Sean Connery, died at age 90. He was an amazing actor, a larger than life figure, and surprisingly, one of my best memories of him is in a rather minor role, his surprise appearance in the finale of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. RIP Sir Sean.
Luis died of esophageal cancer, he was 48 years old, far too young.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Week One of the Christmas Countdown - Get Organized - is in the bag. I love receiving the daily e-mails so here's the recap:
Day 1 - Welcome Back - read all about the upcoming countdown.
Day 2 - Make a Christmas Planner - Done, I've been using the same Filofax for several years now and can print the checklists in the A5 size to fit. I also have a collection of fun clips from this Etsy shop, Cherry Blossom in the Market Square.
Day 3 - Set Up a Holiday Calendar - Done, except for the week before Christmas - it's written in pencil right now until I confirm what day Sophia will be arriving.
Day 4 - Connect with holiday values - Done, ours haven't changed in years but it's still a good time to read through them again.
Day 5 - Start a Master Gift List - Done, this has been going for several months as things catch my eye or I hear hints from Vic and Sophia.
Day 6 - Start a Christmas Card List - Done, I use a spreadsheet that I can update as addresses change and then I upload it directly to minted where I order my cards.
Day 7 - Plan Pre-Holiday Home Improvements - Done, we had a lot of work done at the house this summer so we're all set here.
And that's it for Week One and we're on to Week Two - Reality Check.