Wednesday, 17 October 2018

I Made it to Wednesday

I just want to get to the end of next week.  Then bear will have his half term break and I'll take a break from driving lessons.  I'm just staggering on until then.

Bear's phone and a small Approved Food order came today.  Bear's phone looks fine.  DH is having a struggle getting it to connect to the phone network, but he's working on it, and it's picking up the internet.  The bus that bear gets has free wifi, so at least bear can be occupied while he travels.  I think I shall definitely go that route (if DH can get it to make calls and texts).  £27 for a less than perfect but functional smartphone is completely acceptable to me. 

The Approved Food order was also acceptable.  The dates on the fancy chocolates are long enough for me to stash them for Christmas presents and I picked up some extremely inexpensive Halloween decorations.  The new neighbours don't approve of trick or treating.  What can I say?  I am a complete hypocrite.  I grumble about Trick or Treating every year, and then as soon as anyone knocks on the door, I give out the sweeties in great handfuls.  I even practice looking shocked and surprised for the littlies.  Anyway, we are decorating for Halloween some time after 26th.

I am not sure about pumpkins.  They seem to make a mess and I'm not sure that it's worth cooking whatever DH and bear scoop out, but it's sort of expected.  There's a pumpking festival about a hour's drive from here, near Pontefract, at Farmer Copley's.  They have literally thousands of pumpkins.  I can't drive there yet, and poor DH is still having a lot of tension while driving, so we aren't likely to go, but it does look awesome.  However, most of the supermarkets have them.  I may see what I can pick up on 1st November for cooking purposes. 

Writing stuff - nothing from me, but there is a really interesting article “How the real world shapes fiction and vice versa” by Heidi Angell on Timothy Bateson's 31 Days of Halloween.  

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash


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