Monday, 20 December 2021

Gloomy - weather AND politics!

 I'm having a small glass of the chocolate brownie 'Baileys' every night, it should last till just after Christmas....luckily, husband doesn't like it so it's ALL MINE 😁

It's another gloomy grey one again today, but at least there's no fog.....that lasted literally all day yesterday, getting thicker as the day went on.  I know it's winter so we can't expect good weather, but wish it would just snow or chuck it down with rain, just to get rid of this dull grey-blanketed sky, it depresses the hell out of me.

So now they're arguing on telly about the cheese & wine party/work in the garden thing at No. 10 last year.........honestly, I'm so bloody fed up with hearing about it - and all the other excuses for all the other infringements/we're allowed to but you plebs aren't - stuff.  I don't want to know!  However, as husband has the TV on almost all the time and watches the news almost obsessively 3x a day, it's hard to get away from it.  I can't see Blustering Boris lasting much longer, but really don't think any of the others would do a better job.

Anyway, enough of that, I'll just depress myself even more (and no I'm still not feeling very Christmassy, my Mum's on my mind a lot).  We watched the Royal Variety Show last night, it was really good, just the sort of thing I needed to cheer me up.  Those German (I think?) acrobat brothers and their father were just incredible, as was the little girl from Matilda the Musical who sang the National Anthem at the start of the show, in front of thousands of people, completely fearlessly.  And I do like Alan Carr, he's so funny....and James Blunt was a good sport, singing a comedy version of his song with him.  The singer Keala Settle who played the bearded lady in Greatest Showman (one of my favourite films) was brilliant.  A good evening, with Betty gently snoring with her head on my lap all evening.  There are some really good things coming up on TV over the next week or so, which makes a change.

We had roast pork loin for dinner yesterday, oh it was scrumptious and with the best crackling ever.  There's loads left, I'm doing a pork, parsnip, leek and apple casserole today, and a pork stir fry with sweet and sour sauce tomorrow.  What's left can go in the freezer.


  1. With you wholeheartedly on the weather and politics. It was grey and misty all day here yesterday, too. So depressing, and then you see the news! I hope your thoughts of your Mum are more happy that you had her, rather than sad that's she's gone. xx

  2. Just pass the leftovers this direction. :)

  3. I hope you have a Merry Christmas…won’t be long until time for your summer home…try some jigsaw puzzles and word search…good for stress and our minds lol
    I enjoy your blog…mother birthday Dec 24…she died age 60…

  4. I would love to shut politics off totally, but with them announcing new mandates here almost every day......

    Our premier was on today saying he should have instituted some restrictions before he did. Stupid man, anyone with half a mind knew that, but he was playing to the conservative base.

    Glad you are enjoying your Bailey's.

    God bless.


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