My poinsettia, that is. I see I bought it on 3 December, so it's lasted just over a fortnight. Every day half a dozen or so leaves drop off it, it's now half bald. It's not in direct sunlight, or a draught, nor near a heat source. I don't overwater or even underwater it, I think I've watered it (just a light sprinkle of lukewarm water) 3 times since I've had it. The room ambient temperature is just right, neither hot nor cold. The conditions for it are more or less perfect. It clearly just hates me! 😂😒 To be brutally honest, I didn't really like it that much anyway, it's just that the colours match the decor in our lounge. I won't buy another.
Having 2 (relatively minor) liver diseases, I very rarely drink alcohol - medical advice is for me not to anyway and I'm finding as I get older that I'm not very keen on the taste of alcohol anymore. However, I do like gin, and love a Baileys at Christmas. A couple of weeks ago I bought a bottle of Sainsburys own version of Baileys, it's a special Christmassy version, chocolate brownie and orange. Ooh yum, I thought. Well, I had a glass last night during the Strictly final (and I love that Rose won, and it was such a pity that AJ had to pull out).....well, all I can say is that it is absolutely blimmin GORGEOUS!! If it lasts till Christmas it'll be a miracle 😂😂
As for the Strictly final.....re AJ and Kai, I reckon a big consolation for them is that they are now free to go public and say that Yes we do love each other!!! They're both single, nothing to stop them, and it's been so glaringly obvious for weeks that they are in love. Awww 😍 I do love a love story.
I'm still trying to keep one meal a day relatively carb free, but am beginning to break out the Christmas foods. Well, I'm not a saint. Yesterday I made a dozen deep filled mince pies, all now frozen, and a large open mincemeat and apple tart. We had a slice of that last night, it went down well with the glass of chocolatey Baileys (and the Baileys would be delicious over a scoop of Cornish ice cream on top of the mince tart!). Tomorrow I think I'll get some homemade sausage rolls out of the freezer to have for lunch with salad.
It's really misty today and feels damp, the entire sky and surroundings look totally dirty grey.