Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Chilly...

Yesterday, we took the opportunity to go to Bury St. Edmund's, it is a lovely place to visit but we had done that on many occasions previously, and wanted to wander round the shops.

It is so nice to go to places that have different shops to those in your nearest town as well as the more artisan craft and gift shops. We came away with just one small present for E., just T. to do for local presents. We had coffee and cake in Harriet's tearoom. I don't think we spent more than a couple of hours there, as we have become quite adept at present buying, knowing which shops to visit, due to the self-imposed £3 limit by everyone.

The weather was dull with dark cloud but no rain. We had originally thought to go today but with walking later in the week, wanted a bit more of a rest after wandering, which we now both find quite tiring. Just as well as the weather is completely different to that forecast yesterday!

Today, soup is on the go, tomato and lentil. The rain is coming down and there is a very strong wind which is howling inside the wood-burner (but not escaping into the room due to its door), making it very cold outside. DB has just been out to fill up the log basket and lay the fire.

Must carry on this morning, knitting my sleeveless top. I have just about 4" to go then the front will be finished. Each afternoon, I must get on with making one more thing for DS and FDiL otherwise it will not get done. The times seems to be flying now.

First day of advent yesterday which I forgot and thought 'Santa' had as well. All was well though, came back into the front room after changing into jim jams and a gift was propped up on the settee:
I have also uploaded our last week of meals onto the menu tab at the top.







8 comments:

  1. The first place I worked in 1971 was Bury St Edmunds Borough library, travelling in from Wetherden every day on the bus , I got to know the town so well and it was a regular place to visit before we moved over here to the coast. It's a bit of a long trip now.

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    1. Years ago we used to live near Brandon so used to visit often. It is quite a trek now so rarely go.

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  2. Never been to Bury St Edmunds. But I do love a good tomato and lentil soup!

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    1. Me too especially on its second day when the flavour is even better?

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  3. Its been a very cold and frosty day here today so we wrapped warm and had a nice walk. I tried a bit if shopping on the way home but it was so busy I gave up. This afternoon I coloured my own hair, I now look less of a grey haired witch Come scarecrow and more like the blonde haired me :-) Thank you for updating your menu page.

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    1. No frost here overnight but such a cold wind for our walk!

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  4. The soup sounds nice but the chocolate Advent Calendar sounds better! P x

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    1. I agree, a little treat of chocolate works wonders!

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