Today is starting to feel like Christmas Eve....except theres still another one tomorrow!
Today is the day I am cooking the ham. My medium sized ham delivered by Sainsburys turns out to be huge so it is going into the oven fairly shortly...I just hope enough people turn up to eat it before we go away in January!
First I am wrapping parcels! I am not good at this at all.
My first intimation of this was when at 15 I worked as a Saturday girl in Woolworths! I was put onto the hardware section where lots of nails, curtain rails etc had to be wrapped.. The supervisor told me at the end of the first day that she had never ever seen such poor parcels...they were very untidy and she showed me how to do them properly.....it was this I am sure which made sure I never again followed her instructions once I'd escaped her department .
I do try but they always end up looking squashed and very untidy with loads of sellotape to hold them together...
I also do not open things well. I have seen people take off the wrapping and smooth it carefully before putting to one side to use again.
None of that here I'm afraid.....I plunge in, tear the paper off in order to get the first sight of whats underneath...then throw it away!
There are just some talents I don't have!
As well as parcels and cooking I have also got to start the Christmas sermon for this year.
At this stage there is always a very naughty thought about recycling an old one....but I do fight this ....its got to be fresh and topical I think....unless desperation sets in!
Blogging is simply putting off the moment when the parcelling begins. So once more into the breach dear friends!