Well I hope you Yankies all had a great Thanksgiving! We don' t do that over here, but we are now getting Black Fridays!
The town was insanely busy today, and all I am hearing is about how great the bargains are on the web.
As I battled my way through the city I saw the most sureal thing. There was a trio (a girl singing and playing guitar, a guy on sax and another doing I can't remember what!) busking at a street corner. I don't know the song they were playing, but it was amazingly serene and peaceful. It was like they were in a little bubble, protected from the insanity around them.
For my own Thanksgiving post, I will say that all of the kids are doing great - Number One Son thriving at Uni, daughter has her job with a promotion already (doesn't even start until after Christmas!), and younger son is doing great at school - he is one of a small group that is being steered towards Oxford Uni! I am not sure that is where he actually wants to go, but it is great that the school thinks he is up to that sort of place!
And, as things settle for us we can now focus on Christmas, which is hurtling at us at high speed. Most presents have already been bought or at least decided upon. But having said that, we are reigning back on the spending this year. For example, all afternoon presents must cost £1 or less, but must be carefully chosen for the person they are being given to. So we can't just go and buy a pile of chocolate bars and call it done! An interesting task, I must say! Can't wait to see what everyone buys...
Have a great weekend! I am ready to drop, this week has been a really busy one.