Can you believe my darling daughter is five months old today? I can’t. It is going so fast. Here she is with her fur-brother Bertie. Our other dog Alfie tends to ignore her as he is very old now. Mr J sent me this picture while I was at work, and I love it. Bertie doesn’t often sit still nicely but he loves his sister.
I seem to be settling into something of a routine for work now. Mornings aren’t proving too bad at the moment, helped by my Lumie Bodyclock alarm, which lights up gradually before the alarm goes off.
Mornings have been made much easier by the recent wardrobe clear out, as I don’t have to spend ages finding an outfit. That task is also made easier by the fact work have seriously relaxed the dress code while I’ve been off, but I intend to try and stick to the old one and look vaguely professional. Call me old fashioned but it is a bit off putting walking round the office and seeing lots of t-shirts around the place. I might wear jeans now on a very cold day, but with a smart blouse and cardigan. I’ll try to stick to trousers and skirts the rest of the time.
Speaking of cold days, here are a few pictures I took on the way to work this morning. It didn’t get above 3°c until I arrived at work just before 9am.
This is just a supermarket car park bollard, but doesn’t it look lovely all frosted up.
I was wrapped up nice and warm against the cold. This scarf is the size of a small blanket so it can be worn as a hood and wrapped round loads of times if required.
Breakfast was eaten at my desk this morning. I packed it up last night, ready. 100% Peanut butter on brown sourdough bread, followed by my homemade yoghurt with honey, almonds, and chia seeds.
I forgot to get a picture of lunch, but it was a cheese and tapenade sandwich in granary bread, and some cream of chicken soup.
The Book People (a book selling franchise) had a stall in the office at lunchtime, so I picked this up for DD. It is actually for ages 3+, but we can read it to her for a couple of years before we let her play with the figures.
Afternoon coffee with a bakewell slice, out in the break out area.
For dinner we had chilli which I had made previously and frozen. I served it with brown rice and nachos. I love nachos for a change, with lots of sour cream and cheese.
Dessert was this ridiculously indulgent hot chocolate, topped with marshmallows, cream, and Holly sprinkles because after all, tis the season. We drank these whilst watching White Christmas which is my favourite Christmas film of all time.
I also started work crocheting a mitten as my leather gloves leave me with painfully cold fingers. When I finish the pair I will put a picture on.