365 days in my shoes Day 361

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It’s Friday!

Half way through our Christmas hols. What did this week bring for you?

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Having become a fiery copper redhead again, I ventured, bravely, into Newcastle City centre on what had been described the busiest shopping day of the year. I was very surprised at how easy it was to get parked.

I hadn’t seen Fenwicks window this a christmas so that was the plan before catching up with a friend for coffee and chat.

Both successfully achieved even though friend is a Mapgpie fan and I’m a Black Cat! Lol

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Monday – decided to rise with the larks and go to M&S and Sainsburys to buy the fresh fruit and veg. Again, I thought this would be like a bun fight but rather pleasantly surprised at how straightforward it was. Worth the early get up.

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Christmas Eve is the one time of the year I get to sing O Holy Night at my own church. Midnight Mass is always a special service for me.

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Lovely surprises arrived too from a very good friend and my Dad!

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Christmas Day – time spent with those we love.

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My Dad is 88 and I am very much a Daddy’s girl. Special moments to share together.

I attempted a lobster and prawn starter on a bed of ribboned cucumber and mixed peppers. All plates were cleared so I took it as a good sign.

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Some special gifts received – I am lucky to have so many people who are incredibly thoughtful.

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Those who follow me on twitter and read my blog will know the Friday post to time last week also commented on the fact that OFSTED had visited my new school in the last week of term.

Hard to believe that happened and does seem to be such a long time ago. It did however, result in some shoe shopping as a post OFSTED treat and these were my favourites worn on Christmas Day!

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They come from Scorpio Shoes in Durham, an independent shoe shop. Love the steampunk range, although I did feel a little like a cowgirl as the metal work on the heels sounded as though I were wearing spurs!

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Love the message in today’s calendar! A friend bought me this as a Christmas gift last year for the ‘Woman who does too much’. I know I burn the candle at both ends. I know I make mORR work for myself. I know I need to take time and stop.

I’ll never compromise on family time with my parents. They are my world.

Boxing Day!
Today is always a quiet day. One for tidying up, reflecting and just time for peace, quiet, calmness and stillness.

9.30am and Dad and I are sampling the Glenlivet he gave me as a gift and the Isle of Jura Mum bought my Dad as a gift. Lol

We’ve had the leftovers from yesterday for lunch on our knees. Love those kind of meals where it’s almost better than the day before because you haven’t had to prepare or cook anything.

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It’s Friday and the last Friday in my weekly sum ups of the year 2013!

Love this time of year. So special. Love spending time with my Mum and Dad. Precious moments to make memories.

Weather has scuppered plans for other family members to visit today. Storm is a brewing. May be better to stay warm indoors today.

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