Next week sees that start of Advent and we will be into the mainstream of the Xmas parties and social crush. I hope the next few days go slowly so that I can just float into this. Not much hope I think. The parties start this Sunday night and then it is just full on from then onto the new year and beyond. I have made sure that I have stocked up on 'ginger thins'.
I am expecting droves of visitors and of course this includes family so there will be no peace with grand children in the house. All 'the paddlers' will soon walk up the bank from the beach with "just thought we would drop in" and the replies of "of course you must stay we have tons of food and blow up beds".
We have been replacing the fences which fell down because the white ants got into them. My husband insisted on metal mesh that was coated against rust and was impervious to white ants. I have bought lots of creepers, mainly Jasmine, to grow over them. We have had a progression of tradesmen here working on it and I have been baking for "smokos". But something happened to the no parking sign out the front. It was replaced recently but now it has a distinct bend in it and of course no one knows anything about it.
We also have a tree next to the road that has been run into, yet again. After my husband flattened the mail box and then ran into that tree I put a reflector on it. It doesn't seem to matter people, nobody knows who, still run into it.
So it is time to crawl under the house where the Xmas decorations are stored and pull them out. The grandchildren will be here on Saturday so I will put them to work decorating the tree and trimming the house.
Here we go again.