I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned before but MM and I are currently watching the entire collection of The West Wing. I bought it for him a couple of years ago and it’s only now we’ve had the courage to start watching it all again. I am flabbergasted how so many issues that Aaron Sorkin wrote about are still relevant today. We watched an episode on gun control last night and I had to keep reminding myself that The West Wing is fictional – it was uncanny.
I’m about to head out for a tacos and margarita lunch with MM. I can’t wait. While I do wait though, we just had a power cut here – it must be all the rain making trees keel over in the soft ground. So the dogs and I passed the time with a little photo shoot. Tennyson couldn’t resist getting in the action – he’s a bit of a diva, Rosie stayed out of it – she’s not too proud to admit her heydays are over – so she directed off camera.
I’m layered up today as it is cold but keeps threatening to warm up – I’m ready for it – come on sunshine stop hiding away! I’m wearing one of my first ever AllSaints jumpers – so old I can’t remember the name – over a Forever 21 color block long sleeve t-shirt. The jeans are H&M coated jeggings and the boots are the AllSaints Bonny Cuban. Oh and the scarf is H&M from last year – I love the lips. I think lips are almost better than hearts for Valentine’s Day – so I might drag it out on the 14th again – though I do still despise Valentine’s Day!
It’s been a whirlwind couple of days what with the Thanksgiving festivities. Now the children are getting older I have to say it is getting more and more enjoyable. It was fun watching Poppy hooked on the Thanksgiving Day parade while I was getting the turkey ready to go in the oven. We were all very organized and sat down to eat early at 1.30 – at the request of MM so that he could justify eating leftovers later in the day. In the evening we cracked open the box set of The West Wing – my those first episodes look dated now – but it was thoroughly enjoyable accompanied by a bottle of Barolo.
Yesterday we headed to some friends for their annual post Thanksgiving party that includes BBQ and a fun jam band. The kids had a blast and let off some steam and I talked and talked all afternoon.
This morning we were up at the crack of dawn for a visit with Santa at the Zoo. Now I know Santa is a busy guy at this time of year – but come on 8.30am??! At least we had cookies and hot chocolate to warm us – it is freezing here today! I’m now enjoying some alone time while everyone else is at the park riding their bikes. It’s bliss – I’ve got the coffee pot on and Radio 2 playing and I may go and hold the sofa down for a minute or two:)
Poppy was very excited to select her perfect outfit for Santa this morning:
Hugh joining in the fun, somewhat under duress:
The all important lists which were an exercise in patience for Mom:
Hugh explaining to Santa that he is just going to stand next to him – under no circumstances is he sitting on his lap – smart boy:
Believe it or not I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday – even though I had lots of fabulous offers arrive in my inbox – some of Net-a-Porter’s were very tempting – but I resisted. Did you get anything?