I've kept busy today, to take my mind off the coming appointment (Wednesday first thing). Made a big pot of tomato, lentil and bean soup for lunches for the next few days - husband will be busy outside this week, helping an elderly neighbour with his garden and doing a few DIY jobs, so he'll need a hot lunch. I've done a fish pie for dinner, double portion so one for the freezer. I also made mincemeat, so the house smells lovely. As I've said before, we don't really do Christmas, there's only the 2 of us so we don't make a big thing of it. I only decorate the hall window, we don't buy each other presents, I don't make a Christmas cake as it's only husband who eats it (and he doesn't like marzipan or icing), nor a Christmas pud - too rich for both of us. We don't have turkey as neither of us really likes it, but we do have a nice roast - beef or gammon usually. And we do like mince pies, so I always make those. I've been making my own mincemeat for a few years now, it's so easy and tastes so much nicer than shop bought.
As it was a sunny day yesterday, we took Betty to the beach - she loves running around and digging in the sand.
Don't be deceived by the bright blue sky and sunshine - it was absolutely freezing with a strong, bitterly cold wind. We didn't stay long because of that, but it was good to blow a few cobwebs away.