I went along with friends, as a trolley pusher and a "can you reach that" assistant.
They had to go into the town and decided to visit Forest Fach , it was pandemonium inside Tesco's.
I heard one woman ask her Daughter(?) if they had enough fresh cream, and the response was " F*** knows get 2."
I found the leaf gelatine that I wanted and my companions got a few things and then said that the place was giving them bad heads and should we go back to Pontardawe? I was sooo pleased.
We got out fast and in Ponty it was heaven, few peeps, no rush, no scrum down and you could see the shelves. I had their shopping in the trolley, through the tills and in the car in record time.
I took a friend into Neath this morning, my regular Tuesday mission, all was quiet there also, lovely. I only have an hour to kill so had a little saunter around Magic and Sparkle. Big Bonus, lots of their goodies were on sale at half price, nothing that I needed or wanted but I spotted a scented candle in a gold jar for Maggie and a bag of gilded pot pourri, two things that she loves. These will be a little house warming gift for her.
Fran will be here tomorrow and I am getting excited, she is half hoping to get snowed in till the New Year. Naughty Girl.
I am all set, there are more decorations up this year but not too many, I may have to drag the rest out once Fran looks over them as she does like it to be a bit on the loud side.
My £1 arrangement looking good.
The Round of Robins has a little sparkle.
as does the telly stand.
Even the window has a little glitter.
The stairs have not escaped
Santa is there, poised. I hope he keeps away from that candle.
My new shelf has been taken over, EyeOre looks reasonably happy or should that be less sad than usual
Fran's stocking waiting to be stuffed.
Finally my model has a garland and some lights.
I hope that Ben keeps his wits about him or Fran may just tinsel him up.
I do not expect to be back till the 25th, I have some swap gifts to open and want to share them.
BTW did anyone else see that Jeremy Vine has been reported for using the phrase "man flu" on air. Luckily someone at the Beeb had the common sense to dismiss it.
Strictly stirred up lots of controversy again, the viewers cast the final vote and like it or not that is it. The 3 remaining finalists were very closely matched and at the risk of being slated I have to say that I am rather pleased that Katie and the berk were not among them.
I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year.