This year, for the first time I have booked some proper time off over Christmas. After I finish work on the 21st, I do not go back until January 2nd! I am very excited. I am like the lovely Posie (www.rosylittlethings.typepad.com); she posted recently about...well this
Here is my dream. I'm sitting on a comfy chair-and-a-half [note: I don't actually have a chair-and-a-half, so a comfy chair would do, but a chair-and-a-half would be even better], in front of the fireplace, sipping hot chai, knitting a sock, corgi at my feet. I'm all caught up with all my work, it's pouring outside but I don't care. Perhaps there is an apple pie in the oven and the dishwasher is going. Even better, there would be something yummy bubbling in the crock pot so I wouldn't have to get up and make dinner, either. The phone's not ringing. The computer is off. Music is on. What should I listen to? I don't even know. Doesn't that sound awesome? If only, if only it would snow. What kind of music sounds like snow?
I hope it is not rude to borrow so much from a blog! But this is exactly how I feel and it was her post that made me decide- I am going to make me a list of lovely puttery, cookery, crafty things to do on my holiday.
I am going to make pasta from scratch. I have never made it before and I dont have a machine to roll it out with- but I do have a Nigella book, and a packet of 00 flour sitting in the cupboard, silently promising me an adventure every time I open the door.
I am going to treat myself to one of the wonderful Jane Austen Mysteries by Stephanie Barron. I am going to read it curled up at the end of the sofa, with a pot of tea and a plate of home made mince pies.
I am going to buy myself some wool, and sit and knit socks for myself, while watching old Christmas Films. I have knit two pairs of socks so far- warm slouchy ones- and given them both as gifts. Now I want some for me!
So that is three on my list so far- do you have anything to suggest I do on my holidays, or is there something special that you are saving up to do for yourself?