More uniform crush confessions, dreaming of Poldark & a nice ‘thank you’ card

The first Monday of the month is always a favourite of mine, no #MondayMorningBlues for this lady, I not only had the usual weekly newsletter to write for our Theatre Friends but it was time to write my column for Lyme Online

My saintly patience, the Little Mermaid and thrashing the Belgians in rugby

Apparently I have the patience of a saint which put me in good stead for¬†Children’s Week.¬†Herding cats was one metaphorical description as we saw dozens of the little poppets arriving with dazed parents who looked like they had been deprived of adult interaction, sleep, decent food and daylight

I will not buy chocolate Advent calendars nor will I put chocolate decs on the tree but I can help with homework

I will not buy chocolate Advent calendars nor will I put chocolate decs on the tree but I can help with homework

The last week of November and I finally succumbed to my sons’ insistence that Christmas was indeed very near. Their excitement generally starts from around October with a few short references to the festive season but by Guy Fawkes they move up a gear. I’m no Grinch but I do ignore their mutterings until 1 December when I open the first door on my Advent Calendar which usually brings just a small sigh of disappointment