Seasonal This & Seasonal That

And by seasonal, I, of course, mean Christmas time!

I put my tree up yesterday. Howard Bear wasn’t massively happy, but he was glad that I waited until we were closer to December this year before I allowed the seasonal madness to take over! Of course, even without a tree up, I already had a stockpile of presents.

I’m working on being organised this year as far as giving goes.

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Them’s The Breaks & Christmas Plans

It’s been a strange week, not least because my other half, Mr Bear, ended up staying home to work for three days after catching his foot against the door in the middle of the night. We think he’s either broken or seriously injured his toe. A call to the NHS helpline meant he’s had it strapped up and been unable to walk on it for a few days.

Of course, this almost nixed our plans to use my first Saturday off in ages to visit the York Christmas market. In the end, we did end up going, but Howard Bear’s foot was still quite achy and we didn’t stay as long as we possibly would have liked.

However, it was absolutely belting it down with rain, so I’m partly glad we didn’t stay that long and went, instead, to find somewhere warm to dry off and eat.

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Halloween Book Treats & Holiday Anticipation

[Keep reading for Halloween book treat news…]

It’s half term in the UK this week. That means the kids are on a break from school, parents are pulling their hair out, and the restaurant I work at will be full to the rafters. Well, not quite… It’s in a listed building and upstairs is unused and off limits.

It also means that it’s nearly Halloween/Samhain/Samhuinn.

And as per last year, I am having a get together. It probably won’t be as big as the previous year, but I’m hoping that it’s just as good. There will be some new people as well as old people and I’m expecting to see some great costumes.

I’ve also arranged a nice seasonal treat for you guys…

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Cats, Stress, & A Heart Warming Update

It’s #InternationalCatDay! So in honour of that, here are some pictures of my felines:

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