Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ten things on the Tenth

10 things I have done or am doing this week…

1. Making and enjoying Butternut Squash, Sage & Honey Soup.


2. Getting a new boss.

3. Dealing with lots of emotions at work as we have lost our overtime budget and some of my managers are having a hard time with it.

4. Looking forward to the staff Christmas Party on saturday. A little early, but then it will be done. I’m so happy that 71 of our 115 staff have decided to go Smile Yummy Christmas Carvery.

5. Making a further 2 Christmas Cards to add to the pile. They will be done by the 28th November. They will, they will, they will.

6. Dreading but enjoying a trip to Newbury Racecourse the happened yesterday to celebrate the success of our apprentices successfully passing their course.



Well done Dom & James Star so proud of them, and thank you Dom for driving.

7. Helped Ali, my youngest, to write his first book Rolling on the floor laughing We are on chapter 3 already. He cracks me up, I have strict instructions to write another sentence before he gets home.

8. Despaired of said youngest when he got into trouble for fighting yesterday. They give with one hand and take away with the other.

9. Breathed a huge sigh of relief when the garage said that it wasn’t the end of the road for my beloved ancient car and actually was much, much cheaper than I feared. Christmas is still on Smile

10. Proudly watching Ali take part in his first Remembrance Day Parade as part of his Beaver Pack. I get choked up watching the Parade anyway as the scale of the loss of life since 1914 is is too enormous to comprehend and I value deeply that we still remember them in such a way. This year will be even worse I think.

Sometimes when you think about your week there is much more happening than it appears at first glance. It is work heavy as well which is often the way with my job at this time of year. As I work in retail I spend November helping the store to prepare for Christmas, then I take the last week of November into the beginning week of December off as holiday and prepare home for Christmas and then hopefully I can enjoy the season. Especially since I have found Journal Your Christmas last year. For more ‘10 things on the 10th’ posts and a chance to find out more about JYC please head on over here to Shimelle’s lovely blog.


  1. I am just about to make a sandwich for my lunch - that soup looks a lot more appetising :)

  2. Brilliant, Jen. You write so well.
    Sue x

  3. Lots going on! I like the fact you have to write a sentence before he gets home from school!

    I'm amazed that working in retail you get to take off the last week in Nov and going into the beginning of Dec. My husband has worked for several retail stores and is never allowed ANY holiday in November OR December. not at all. Just the usual days off. It's so annoying. Grr. But that's not your fault! I hope you really get to enjoy your time off! x

  4. That soup looks delicious! Our daughter now writes her own stories - but when she was younger I often had to write them out for her. I still think fondly of the one with a Prince who went by the unlikely name of Alan (apologies to anyone who has a Prince actually called Alan!)

  5. This week I'm mainly trying to catch up with all my blog friends! :) Sounds like you've been having a bit of an up and down time - hoping for many more 'ups' than 'downs' for you xx

  6. Lovely to read your post and have a glimpse into the richness of your life. That soup looks lovely and I have a butternut swuash soup languishing in the fridge ..


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