happy holidays everyone!
in this lovely adopted land of mine, christmas is a serious business which requires buildings to close down, and all of their employees forced - FORCED! to take time off. hallelujah.
as a result, i am now on holiday until 4 january 2011. miles away.
and no papers to write.
when people ask me what i'm going to do, i say "absolutly nothing", but really, between you and me, what i'm really going to do is:
1. eat. check this out - the amazing sight that met my eyes when i stopped in at h&j's on my way home this evening:
that's tomorrow's lunch! (and j can COOK, oh yes)
xmas day is at ours, traditional turkey, ours collected from the farm shop parking lot this morning, direct from the farm where up until about a week ago it was one of these:
technically i suppose it still is one of those, but it does look a little different now.
2. drink (starting tonight at the last folk music session at the bear)
the rowan plaid is for n's hat and mittens, the malabrigo is my new hat, the madeline tosh is for my very first pair of socks. you cannot believe how excited i am about this. all of this.
4. cook - of course!
5. read. i have a stack of books including (but not limited to!) the new le carre, several new cookbooks and all the wired magazines i haven't had time for since september.
6. walk. weather dependent.
and that's just for starters!