So, after tidying up and signing off the flat it was mid November and time to sign over another building!
|Slowly but surely I was getting rid of my big bunch of jailer keys!|
16th November was completion day and all of the legal bits of papers were in place. I paid a stupid lot of money to get it gone out of my hair but by 1pm it was transferred and done - 577 Mansfield Road was now the problem of Courtnaey Investments Limited! In the evening I *celebrated* (hmmmmmmmm) by attending week 7 of the badly taught web design course I signed up for (ncn part-time - never EVER again!!!)
Over the following weeks I worked at the Limehouse Cafe and for Raphael. I signed up to the dentist (after 8 years since my last visit!? Eeeeek!), and on 25th November it was my sister's birthday, so I took her, Dave and me to Manchester to see Underworld!
|We went here for breakfast!|
|Then it started to snow!|
|So I thought it was probably time to decorate!|
|maybe a little bit early...|
|..but then it was my first Christmas..|
|...and it did make it feel VERY cosy!|
|I spent time with Mike (whilst he and pixie sang carols...)|
|we visited Sheffield|
|AND it was Mike's birthday!!!|
|I baked a stollen..|
|steamed a pudding..|
|made some chestnut and chocolate cream cookies...|
|and baked some bread!|
|I was very happy in my Christmas kitchen...|
24th December 2010
|it's Christmas Eve and Mike brings round Pixie cat! She really doesn't like it though so we take her back home :(|
|Christamas eve is Mike's specialty!|
With honey roast ham, dauphinoise potatoes, Brussels sprout cheesecake, spiced red cabbage and mulled wine trifle - I'm in total festive yum yum heaven!
25th December 2010: Merry Christmas!
We have champagne for breakfast, with smoked salmon benedict and spinach
|and for lunch we had this beautiful bird!|
|I speak to my sister and brother over skype|
|whilst in Australia mum and dad disappear!|
|Ben, Claire and Robert pop round|
|we munch on leftovers and drink port till the early hours|
29th December 2010: Tilly Baggaley is born!7lb 12oz
31st December 2010
As may become tradition at the end of the year, we went to the cinema! It was great actually - really quiet! We saw Tron Legacy, in screen 3 of Broadway
|Here is Pixie watching the original Tron the night before! (it's playing behind her but you can see her watching it in the mirror opposite! And I like the way I've given her Tron eyes with the flash!)|
|We ate a delectible mezze on the cusp of 2011 and set off a paper lantern into the night sky|
So that was 2010, phew! What a bucket load of stuff!
Onwards then to the beginning of another adventure...