The last of the decorations were taken down yesterday, including those on my radiator shelf and the anniversary flowers.
Because of the nature of the 'flowers' being mostly greenery they had dried nicely and I was able to leave them in the jug all month without appearing to have a Miss Haversham type of arrangement dying a sad and slow death for all to see.
Weirdly the 'sticks with the bobbles on' had new roots so they have been pushed into a planter in the garden .. we'll see what happens there. The eucalyptus and thistle all had their mouldy ends trimmed and then were put back into the jug once it had been washed and dried.
The shelf was sanded and re-oiled before a new arrangement for a new year was installed. It's all looking pleasantly sparse and pleasing to my eyes now.
I haven't posted for a couple of days as there just hasn't been much going on.
We went to Mum's on New Years Day so she would have some company for the first day of a brand new year ... the roads for once were beautifully quiet and we did the journey in each direction in a smidge over an hour ... and we had a good chat but failed to solve the mystery of a HUGE box of shortbread that she found in her kitchen cupboard. Phoning every visitor she had over Christmas failed to find the guilty party!!
I have been eating such a small amount of everything that my bursting cupboards are offering me, that I have made minimal inroads into the food stash and the cash stash of course has not been touched. I find the more I have in the less I want to eat ... just one of my many eccentricities.
The plant-based Fois Gras/pate was delicious as is the cheese that I got just before Christmas, but at the rate I'm eating them they are going to last ... and last.
I decided this morning that in a bid to make space in the now over-filled to capacity freezer I would take out a jar of homemade soup for lunch today. I really hope it's soup, it's not labelled and is slowly thawing to look more and more like pond sludge.
I wouldn't have frozen a jar of pond water ... would I !!
Anyway as long as it's edible that's my lunch sorted and I have one slice left of two week old bread that I will toast to dunk into it. How does sliced bread last for two weeks with no sign of mould forming ... I dread to think!!