My goodness what great news, yesterday was day 1 of the the roll out of the new Covid vaccine. I am hopeful that this will be the start of the return to some normality. Whilst I have some reservations I am not going to dwell on them and have decided I will be having it when I am offered the opportunity. In other news we are only three weeks away from Brexit and it appears we are going down to the wire as sadly there is still no news of a deal. I have a good store cupboard but it is my intention to top up again over the next weeks or so. I anticipate there will be additional problems at the ports and some shortages, but I do hope that I am wrong. There have already been problems around the country at some Ports due to the pandemic. Time will tell...
Yesterday saw torrential rain and strong winds causing problems and disruptions to the ferry. It is making for some beautiful skies and amazing cloud formations. I spend a lot of time watching the skies from the window. They are ever changing and the added bonus is the stunning rainbows. We are surrounded by beauty and sometimes take it for granted. The pandemic and staying close to home has been enlightening and has made us appreciate even more this magnificent Island. Our little stone cottage has become our haven and we are thankful.
I have finally finished all the gifts and intend to spend the day wrapping them up and getting them ready for the post office. I have mislaid my address book so I am having to email to get address's together again. I am hoping this will not delay things. Christmas is on its way and our cosy cottage has had a makeover in readiness. Our home has been given some Christmas magic and is looking delightful. I will share it with you over the coming days. The decorations are the story of our lives together and of the family. Each bauble and decoration tells its own story and brings back so many wonderful memories. They are an eclectic mix of colour and styles but each one brings its own joy.
My apologies for my absence, life has taken over recently and I have been busy. Hope all is well with you and that you are able to enjoy this glorious time of year. I love Christmas and the Advent season preparing us spiritually for the coming of Jesus Christ. It is certainly going to be a very Christmas this year with the pandemic and the rules around it. One of my favourite services it the carol service on Christmas eve which will be sorely missed but I am sure there will be one on the TV, so it is not all doom and gloom. We have a lot to be thankful for.
I will catch up with you all soon, take care and stay safe.
See you soon.