Saturday morning saw a knitting marathon to catch the post, fingers crossed, for the last little parcel to make it to Germany in time for Christmas.
The husband was helping friends move house, so I bundled up the littles and we made the journey on the bus to Gloucester Cathedral (the real Hogwarts, by the way).
“Carols on the hour” turned out to be more than it said on the tin; a short service, which was just right in so many ways.
The choir, the music, the prayers for those affected by this week’s tragedies.

.. Today, I am casting on for another present which will only have to make it as far as our very own tree so very soon, trying to find the will to plan the week’s menu. Can’t we just live on Christmas biscuits?
Speaking of which, I burned another batch of them. I mean, really, isn’t baby brain supposed to begin to improve some time after the birth?

Holding the littlest one, grateful for all that is peaceful.

Weekending with Amanda

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8 Responses to Weekending

  1. reneevlast says:

    What a beautiful and meaningful carol service. There are no words to express the immense pain, loss and sadness.

    I still have baby brain and Bea is now almost 16 months old…
    I am planning to do some baking over the holidays – will let you know how I get on.
    Just like you, this is our first Christmas alone at Hilltop, too. We usually do alternate Christmas years – Canada or Devon. This time, we are in West Sussex – time to start our own little family traditions 🙂 Enjoy the week ahead. xx

  2. Hang in there mama! It will come back soon… Happy Christmas and enjoy the week!

  3. karen says:

    did you set the timer on the cookies? I am sure your gift will arrive in time. I also have been dragging my feet on the menu planning, instead of cookies, can’t I have a live in chef????

  4. i don’t think baby brain disappears until they’re weaned. at least that is what i’m telling myself so i don’t feel to terrible about my recent onslaught of mishaps 😉

  5. Susan says:

    The service sounds perfect, and exactly what is needed.

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