shepline | the journal

Replying to entry On the fifth day of advent: secret missiions and festive trees by shepline

shepline

shepline @ 05/12/2009 11:35pm

On the fifth day of advent: secret missiions and festive trees

[location | Oxfordshire]

After the craziness of last night I had a much nicer AA man this morning who was not backward at coming forward about voicing his displeasure and unprofessionalism of last night's AA man. Far from rescuing me to the garage, he fixed my car there and then by fitting a new drive belt for nothing but 20 quid. Then I drove off to Hopcrofts Holt to recharge my battery and check that everything was fine.

The weather was beautiful, clear skies and bright, winter sun. I really missed missing the carols at Millet's Farm this year.

Then I headed off on my secret mission to purchase a birthday present by proxy for Emma - so I shall say no more in case she reads this and guesses. In the Christmas spirit, I got home and hung my wreath on the door and put the outside lights on the tree outside. This evening we put the Christmas tree up...

Christmas Tree

...tomorrow I intend to make mince pies!

No HTML allowed in subject

  
 
   
 

Notice! This user has turned on the option that logs IP addresses of anonymous posters. 

(will be screened)


A quick note about screening: People I don't know, LJ users and anonymous are very welcome to comment on my journal. I've got comments screening on for all non friends because I've been getting increasing amounts of comments spam and I don't want it displayed on my journal. I will unscreen comments as soon as possible if they're from real people. Thanks for your understanding.

Search

Google

search the web
search shepline.com

Tags

100happydays; 29 february; 4bar collective; Jökulsárgljufur; abingdon concert band; adaptations; advent; alan garner; alcohol; alsager; anniversary; antigues; anxiety; archaeology; art; artists; arts; aspergers; authors; autism; autumn; autumnal; autumnwatch; bach; baking; ballet; band; bank holidays; barbeques; beatrix potter; before midnight; bicester; bicester booklings; bicycle rides; bikes; biog; biographies; biography; bird flu; birdwatching; birthdays; birthdays!; bizarre; blah; bliss; blogging; blood & fire; blood & fire; blue lagoon; bluebells; board games; bookbinding; books; bookshelfs; bookshops; boxing day; britten; bunnies; bureaucracy; burning the candle at both ends; bvtoday; cakes; cambridgeshire; camera; cameras; campaigns; carols; carrolling; cars; catering; cats; cats-in-a-hedge; census; change; characters; charity; charles renne mackintosh; chickens; childhood; chocolates; chores; choreschores; christmas; christmas cake; christmas day; christmas. food; chronicling; cinema; climate change; clocks; cold; colour; comfortness; companionship; computers; concerts; confidence; conflict of interests; conkering; conkers; connections; conservation; conundrums; cookery; cooking; copyright; corrigendum; country; covers; craflwyn; creation theatre; creative arts; creativity; criticism; critiques; curiousity; cycling; dark; darkness; dawn chorus; days between christmas and new year; decisions; design; devastation; development; diana wynne jones; diaries; dickens; diets; digitisation; dimwittedness; dinner; dinner parties; discussion; diy; doctor who; dracula; drafts; drawing; dreaming; dreams; driving; dvds; dwj week; dylan thomas; early works; ebay; ebooks; eclecticity; edinburgh; editing; education; elderflower sorbet; elephants and spiderwebs; ely; emma; energy; engagement; entertaining; environment; ephemera; epilepsy; epub; europe; exams; excitement; exercise; exhibitions; exploring; eyjafjallajokull; facebook; fairies; fairy tales; families; family; family gatherings; family history; family trees; fantasy; feedback; festive; film; films; fire & hemlock; fireworks; floods; flute; flutes; flyht; food; food for free; foraging; freeview; freshford; friends; friendships; frosty mornings; fruit; frustration; funerals; funny; furniture; future; games; garden; garden parties; gardening; gardens; geeky; genealogy; general knowledge; geo-engineering; geocaching; ghost stories; girlfriend; global warming; gloom; good life; grammar; grandpa; green knowe; gunning king; haircuts; hallowe'en; happiness; harry potter; harvest; herbs; hibenation; hibernating; history; holiday; holidays; home; homes; honeymoon; house-hunting; hs2; hydrogen fuel future; ice skating; iceland; ideas; iford manor; illustration; illustrations; imagination; imagtination; in your own words; indie; indie authors; indie experiment; inklings; inspiration; inspirational weather; interests; internet; interview; interviews; ipod; italy; jam; jessops; jobs; journals; jubilee; kindle; kindle fire; kitchens; kittens; language; laurence whistler; leap years; leaving; legends; letterboxing; letters; libraries; library; life; light; lists; lit crit; literature; live arts; livejournal; lj; london; london 2012; lords reform; loss; lost and found; lundy; lurgy; madness; magic; magical books; marketing; markets; maths; me; memes; memories; midwinter; mmu; modern classics; money; mortgages; movies; moving; mr tumnal; murder; murmuration; muse; museums; music; music whilst you work; musicals; mythology; myths; names; narnia; national poetry day; nature; network bicester; networking; new forest; new year; news; night sky; nightsnights; nordic noir; norse; northern lights; notebook; notes; notice; noticing; novel; novels; nowhere; obituaries; oddities; olympics; optimism; orange; orchids; originality; other plans; out & about; owl service; oxford; oxfordshire; packing; paintings; pancakes; paperbacks; parties; penelope livelyooper; pepper; pets; phones; photography; phototography; piccolo; piccolos; pinhole; pizza; planning; plans; play; playfulness; playlist; plays; plotting; poems; poetry; point-of-view; politics; polls; postbox cottage; postcards; pre-industrialisation; preserves; printmaking; privacy; process; procrastination; productive; productive procrastination; productivity; progress; project nelly; proms; pub lunch; pub names; publication; publishers; publishing; pumpkins; questions; queues; quiche; quotations; rabbits; radio; radio 4; ragnarok; railways; rain; rants; reading; reading challeng; recipe; recipes; relationships; research; resolutions; review of the year; reviews; revision; rex whister; rex whistler; rhyming; rituals; romania; ronnie; royal show; royalties; rsc; sagas; salisbury cathedral; saturdays; save our libraries; school; schools; sci-fi; science; screenplays; secretive; security; self-publishing; serial dreaming; shakespeare; sharing; shepline; sheptree; sherlock; shopping; short stories; silliness; singing; sketching; slimming world; sloe gin; slow news; smells; smiling; snape; snow; snowdrops; snowmen; snuggling; social networking; songs; songwriting; soulmate; soulmates; sounds; sponsorship; spring cleaning; springtime; springwatch; st giles fair; stargazing; starlings; steampunk; still life; stories; storms; story; storytelling; streamofthought; study; stuff; stupidity; success; suffolk; summer; summer fetes; sunday; sundays; sunsets; susan cooper; swimming; synopses; tablets; tags; tax; tchaikovsky; tea; teachers; technology; tedium; television; tennis; tenses; the archers; the end of all worlds; the fens; the mill; the novel; the seasons; the twenty-first century; theatre; things; thoughts; thunderstorms; time; timisoara; togetherness; tradition; traditions; traffic; trains; travel; travelogues; treats; ts eliot; twilight; twitter; typewriters; uncertainty; underhill buttons; university challenge; unpacking; ursula le guin; valentines; vampires; vaughan williams; vegetables; vets; via ljapp; videos; vikings; visual art; volcanos; volunteering; votes; waiting; walking; walks; weather; web; web design; wedding; weddings; wednesdays; weekends; weird brain; weirdness; wet; whatever!; wildlife; wimbledon; wind band; winter; woe; woods; woodstock road; words; wordsworth; work; world book night; world cup; worldwide web; worry; wren hoe; writers; writing; writing week; wwt; you were my betty; yuletide feast;