Emily and I were supposed to be going to my friend Alison's for a Christmas get together this afternoon. Carol and her son, Elliott were also going. Emily, Elliott and Jake (Alison's son) have been friends since they started school just over 8 years ago but now that the children are at Senior School they don't meet up as much out of school. Unfortunately, Jake was up half of last night with severe ear ache and the doctor sent him to Royal Kent & Sussex Hospital in Tunbridge Wells today to see the ENT Dept and have his ears syringed. The good news is that it seems to have helped and Ali says he's feeling a bit better now and we're now meeting up tomorrow. So what does this have to do with anything? Well, I had said that I would take some cupcakes today and I started making them fairly early this morning. After Alison's call, I decided to carry on with the baking and get some of our gifts made while I was at it. A number of batches of cupcakes later, I had more cakes than I knew what to do with (though not all successful!), so I decided to box up the ones we were giving away and Emily and I went on a delivery round. I was also able to pop my last couple of cards through letter boxes.
With all the activity going on today, I think Charlie thought no one would notice if he got behind the tree to have a "closer look" at the ornaments ;o). He was so funny when we caught him - he look ever so innocent .... but we know what you were up to Charlie!
I'm hoping to get the presents wrapped tomorrow (possibly in the morning before we go out), which will help me make sure I haven't forgotten anything. I still have some more cupcakes to bake but not sure when that'll be. I'm looking forward to having most things ticked off my list by Thursday morning so that I can enjoy the Church service in the afternoon and then relax and watch the movie in the evening (with our Chinese take away). I can't believe how quickly Christmas is coming!
Are you all ready? Are your presents wrapped? Are you looking forward to Christmas Day? I hope so!