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Entry for December 29, 2007 – post-Christmas shopping

Posted by HelenEdith on December 29, 2007

I’ve been down with a chest infection since before Christmas.

The last thing I did before succumbing was to have the tyres replaced on my car – and not before time! I took the car for a little drive up the road afterwards, and the brand new tryes were still a bit slippery, and the car’s rear end wiggled as I turned out of my road. I was entertained at how far back the white van following me kept after that!

We cancelled Christmas. We weren’t in a fit state to celebrate it, wouldn’t have enjoyed a Christmas dinner, and didn’t want to bring Stephen’s Mum here and pass on our germs.

Today we went out and did our grocery shopping – and also picked up some items for Stephen’s Mum. I set a new and regrettable record at the petrol station: it cost over £60 to fill my tank! 😦 In fact, the petrol station cost me a fraction more than the supermarket did.

Last Christmas I got all behind, and I’ve been doing two photo albums for Jessie (Stephen’s Mum) this year. Today I delivered the 2006 album to her. If you want to see what’s in it, click here.

I’m still printing the 2007 album, and have run out of Epson Photo Paper. My Epson Stylus Photo 1200 printer has also decided that after eight or nine years of use that it’s earned its retirement, so I’m chasing up and down the stairs sending my pictures to Stephen’s photo printer. I might use a different paper to finish printing and hope that the pictures won’t look too different with a change of paper – I’ve got away with a change of printer OK. I possibly don’t really want to get in more stocks of Epson Photo Paper, as a replacement A3+ printer will give better results on a different paper in the Epson range. Stephen did suggest getting another 1200 on eBay, but I’d like to have a printer which will print to archive standard, as then I could sell prints with a clear conscience – something I’m not prepared to do with prints from the 1200.

We enjoyed calling on on Jessie and I think the cats enjoyed seeing us. Sam apparently welcomes my visits and now enjoys being made a fuss of by me. Fluffie and Mollie took the opportunity to occupy my lap – well Fluffie had the lap and Mollie had my chest to be quite accurate. In fact, I could have done with Mollie not putting her paw exactly where she put it… 🙂

The picture is one I took at Christmas time last year and included in Jessie’s 2006 album. These reindeer were to be seen on the roof of a much-decorated house in Hayes Lane.

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