Apologies for being completely MIA since starting my new job!
Tis the season to be jolly! We’ve been very busy getting ready for Christmas which means Christmas shopping, wrapping, sending Christmas cards home to Canada, and last weekend we put our Christmas decorations up for the first time together, in our home. It was wonderful. We listened to Christmas songs; my man was treated to my traditional Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas songs (he
loved tolerated that) and I added The Pogues to our Christmas mix. 🙂
We also watched the Grinch and talked about how crazy it is that I’m really living here. There are still days when I can’t believe what an adventure I’m on. I’m a very lucky girl to have found this much happiness.
The faux snow on my teeny tiny Christmas tree is all the snow I hope to see this winter!
I had to have some outdoor lights so picked up a few at B&M and my lovely other half put them up on Monday. As he’s now home for the holidays he’s been spoiling me driving me to and from work, preparing lovely suppers for when I get home, and just generally being thoughtful and sweet.
As I’ve been suffering with the most horrid ear infection I’m so happy to have my snuggle partner back home (nothing like a little illness and being alone to bring on the homesickness blues!) and he’s been taking great care of me :).
We’ve also taken to doing a bit of skating, going to football (can’t believe I’m calling soccer football now :p), playing board games, gaming and cooking together. We’ve been doing lots of cooking on the weekends, from homemade pizza (even made our own dough with flour and yeast), to homemade lasagna, to slow cooker beef stew. We both love a culinary adventure.
We also bought a dryer this month which came on Monday, so my man has been excitedly washing everything in the house. I’m completely okay with this. Fun fact: they don’t sell dryer sheets here. My list of things they don’t sell in the UK is ever growing but boy was I excited to find some Oh Henry’s at the massive Tesco stores!
Looking forward to all this Christmas season will bring!
Cherio for now old chaps and chapettes!
P.S. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
British words of the day:
Grotto: workshop/lair? (As in Santa’s Grotto)
Christingles: no Canadian equivalent. They are an orange with sweets attached to them, wrapped in a ribbon with a candle stuck in the top.
Bog roll/Loo roll: toilet paper
Fairy liquid: dish detergent
peaky: sick looking
cheek: back talk
mint: nice ie; “That’s mint!”
dossing: slacking ie; “You’ve been dossing about all day!”
the dole: welfare