Whilst I’d obviously still love to be lying by a pool with a book, being waited on hand and foot, there are pluses to being back at home, not least of which is the joy of drying my hair straight and it remaining so for more than 10 minutes! That whole holiday hair thing drives me nuts.
I am working my way through the laundry and ironing pile, I’ve done a big supermarket shop and made a meal plan for the rest of the week, and
deleted caught up on the 500+ emails which were awaiting me in my inbox. I’m about to tackle a large pile of post (mostly junk, no doubt).
I secretly rather like the onset of winter – it always seems to be far more wintery when we come home after our annual October holiday than it was when we went away. Definitely time for boots and jumpers, now, I think. And any excuse to hunker down indoors with lots of crap TV and hot cups of tea works for me! I have loads of recorded TV to catch up on, and as it’s pouring with rain today, I’ve designated it as a good day to do exactly that.
Cannot understand this whole Hallowe’en nonsense – when I was a child it was hardly even mentioned, these days it seems like yet another excuse for supermarkets to flog loads of plastic crap that will end up in landfill in a week’s time. Honestly, do we really need to make such a big production out of it? I’m afraid that anybody who knocks on my door saying ‘trick or treat’ will be out of luck tonight unless they’d like an apple from the garden! Hallowe’en Humbug, here!
Right, off to put the kettle on and catch up with the Downton clan!