This weekend was good fun.
As I said in my last couple of posts (sort of) I have now joined the 21st century and bought an Android phone.
Not the very latest model, but it does all sorts of wonderful stuff (including letting me blog and look at Google Maps) and does not cost me more to run than my old phone. The handset was free too! One spooky thing is that, having linked it to my blog it now gives me access to every photo I have ever posted to my blogs! Flicking through them was a strange experience, I can tell you!
After setting the new phone to charge, I popped into town to see how thetown Christmas Tree was. Following the criticism of the first tree, it has now been replaced with this one.
The tree is certainly nicer than the old one, but the lights? I have more lights in my hallway than this! And what happened to the stuff that people had added to the old tree? Looks like some people have made a start again, but I think it was rude of them not to transfer the other stuff from the old tree too.
We are now on the countdown to Christmas - decorations are going up next weekend, and presents are now being bought. Number One Son will be home for Christmas too, so it will be nice to have the family back together again, and our daughter has been working really hard at college and is looking forward to a break too - just hoping they don't give her a pile of stuff to do over the holidays!
It is with a touch of sadness that we realise that, due to the kids' ages, the days of huge piles of presents are over - each of the kids only wants a single, relatively snall, yet expensive present. Maybe we should make the pile bigger with stuff for the dogs? We had a couple of presents for each of them last year, of course, but this year they might need more. I think we have a plan...