Tuesday, 22 December 2020

22nd December - 38 years ago today

 Yep, another December Birthday.

Today is my eldest daughter, Jenny's 38th Birthday, and you still get a birthday cake when you're 38, even it its one where the icing has spread a  little too far, lol

It tasted nice anyway

We did the last of the food shopping this morning, Mark came with me as we had to get Stevie's too.  To say it's this near Christmas the shops and the town were fairly quiet, quiet with not much Christmas spirit really, I don't think anyone is feeling it this year.  We were back home just after lunch time and after having something to eat I got the last bits of presents wrapped then it was a quick trip to Jenny's to drop of her cake and present.  Mark cooked tea while I was gone, (the second time this week!) and after that was eaten It was a trip to Morrisons to pick up the Christmas day food Stevie had ordered.  On the way back I dropped the shopping we had done for them earlier in the day.  Safe to say it's been a very busy day and I'm heading up to bed as soon as I hit publish on this post.

Has anyone tried these Winter drinks?

I don't generally drink squash, I'm not a fan of cold drinks.  In the mornings I drink water but it has to be warm, I top cold tap water up with boiled water and drink it warm, even in summer, I know, I'm weird, It's been said before, lol.  Anyway, seeing as it is recommended that these are drunk warm I thought I'd give them a try.

Out of the two I prefer the Vimpto one. The Ribena one is not much different to normal Ribena to be honest, where as the Vimpto has more of a subtle mulled wine taste with a definite hit of cinnamon.  I'll definitely get some more before that one disappears off the shelves.

Two more lovely advent's left to open, hasn't it gone quickly?

After all the running around today I'm planning on a quieter day at home tomorrow.

Take care, see you tomorrow


Jackie said...

You have gotten some lovely Advent surprises.

I went shopping today as well and now I am hoping not to have to visit a store until well after Christmas.

God bless.

Barb said...

All the Advent surprises have been very pretty. I had a day very much like yours! Fairly busy!

butterfly said...

We also done a quick shop yesterday for fresh veg and fruit .
So happy I can stay in now and its all done .
Another lovely Advent.
Happy Christmas.

Carolien said...

Congratulations & the cake looks great!

Jo said...

We did our food shopping yesterday and thought exactly the same thing, empty shops and no Christmas spirit, there wasn't even any Christmas music playing in the supermarkets, it all felt very odd. Happy birthday to Jenny, I hope she had a good day even though our birthdays this year have been very different to normal. I've only recently started drinking tea, I'm the opposite to you, I'm not really a lover of warm drinks.

Poppypatchwork said...

I drink a Christmas spice one from the green bottle company, and I always drink it hot, perfect for this time of year and the cold months.

Carol said...

Happy 38th Birthday to your Jenny! My oldest son is 38 also--hard to believe we have children that age, isn't it, Maggie? The cake looks scrumptious--always love a lot of icing :) Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas even if it is a bit different this year ♥

Clare-Aimetu said...

You've certainly had a busy day, another lovely advent. Merry Christmas 🎄

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Yes, it's noticeably quieter out this year. I only go out first thing to avoid mixing with too many people.
Happy Christmas.