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Thursday, 15th December 2016

My 69th birthday - i went down to the auction rooms for a few hours; always fascinating, just watching the people.  i had been down for the viewing on Tuesday and seen some of the goodies.  Wish i could afford everything i like but i did particularly admire a small Beswick 'Leghorn' and a small but very sweet silver-plated cream boat [love the feet] - and picked them up within my limit [always set yourself one], so i was happy i'd made the effort and gone down.  There were lots of delightful things i would have liked to bid for, and did make a small bid on a couple of things, but i was quickly outbid.  i had expected that, so it didn't put a 'downer' on my day.  i had a tuna salad roll while i waited for the item sheet to reach the office, then paid and took my items home - and a had a nice gloat!

i treated myself to roast spuds, roast butternut squash, mashed carrot with parsnip and some nice gravy i made with the veggie water. This went nicely with a cold chicken breast i had left over in the fridge.
Tomorrow night, i'm dining with Anna [we do a Christmas dinner every year, if we can] at Jamie's Italian and i pre-ordered our dinner a couple of weeks ago.  We'll share a plank of Italian starters, with our proseccos [i'll ask for a glass of the house red as this drink is included in the menu] and we're both having baby chicken, with the trimmings. Neither of us wanted turkey. To finish, i will have some forbidden but delicious Tiramisu Pavlova, while my friend will have some ice-cream.  i've ordered a half bottle of red wine and that with some coffee, will about do us, i reckon.  Oh yes, because it's my birthday, i will be presented with a bottle of prosecco [which i will give to Anna, as i don't care for white or bubbly].  Looking forward to it all! :D
It will be a busy day as i must go pick up my new pair of glasses, after the Council repair plumber is coming to sort out my cold taps. One dripps and i can barely turn the other one on.  Hope he doesn't take too long, as they only give you the '8-12' time frame and i'm supposed to be at Specsavers at 11.45am.  Well, if he's late, i'll have to go Saturday morning - ugh!
Next week is clear at the moment, so a nice relaxing, i hope.
See y'all and have a good weekend!


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Dec. 16th, 2016 08:46 am (UTC)
A good haul from the auction - it's definitely a good idea to set a limit!
Dec. 19th, 2016 10:19 am (UTC)
I like your rooster, my daughter has a similar one. Do you ever run out of room for your treasures?

Your proposed dinner sounds fab. :) Prosecco seems to be all the rage at the moment, things come out of nowhere it seems to me and then they're everywhere!
Dec. 21st, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)
Frequently! Then i have a shuffle around and i'm good :D Dinner was very good, by the way
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