I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure




It’s been a relaxing week in the sunshine – chatting, eating, reading and sightseeing.


Lake Osceola, Winter Park, Florida




Decisions, decisions


I failed to write any letters to the world yesterday, but I had to make a choice…  Should I take my packed suitcase to the airport and catch a flight, or risk missing it by sitting at my laptop and penning a few letters?  I decided that the world would just have to do without any letters yesterday, and look after itself!

The result is that today’s post comes to you from sunny Orlando, Florida, where Mr Decisive will be attending a conference.  I am looking forward to relaxing, catching up with some reading and maybe venturing out and about.


Friday letters – the hello 2017 edition

Dear 2017,  You’ve crept up on us all of a sudden – how did that happen?  However, now that you are here, let’s hope you are a happy and healthy one.

Dear London New Year firework display,  I only saw you on the tv, but you were amazing.

Dear new potato peeler,  You are a marvel, a wonder, a life-changer, a fantastic thing, a superbly crafted item, a …  Ok, I will stop there, but you get the picture.  I had no idea that peeling a potato or vegetable could be quite such an easy process.  I had been struggling along with a couple of peelers which I thought were the best that I could get, but clearly not.  You, the Lakeland Potato Peeler, have revolutionised my vegetable preparations and I’d like to thank you.  I wish I had been given one sooner.

Dear garden birds,  After a very quiet spell it was great to see you out in force again yesterday, even though the food supplies were looking a little low.

Dear camera,  I seem to have lost the knack of using the zoom to good effect.  Either that or you were just having an off day yesterday when I tried to take photos of the birds in the garden.  I hope normal service can be resumed soon.



Friday letters – the Christmas Eve eve edition

Dear traffic cones,  I heard on the radio this week that some of you are being removed from the roads in readiness for all the traffic that will be travelling over the coming week or so.  I think this just goes to prove my theory that you are not all actually being used for roadworks some of the time – if you were in use for roadworks you couldn’t be moved.  I hope that you have a nice break wherever you are stationed and that you behave yourselves!

Dear weather,  I am not impressed.  That’s all I have to say on the matter.

Dear people,  The shops WILL open again after Sunday – you do not need to panic buy.

Dear Christmas tree,  Your decorations are looking good.


Advent update

For those of you following along with the advent calendar opening (Jude, are you there? 🙂 ) here’s another couple of the pictures which were opened over the weekend.  After today there are only five more windows to open – doesn’t time fly?



In other Christmas news – I have baked a lot of mince pies and more than half of them are in the freezer ready for their journey up to Scotland for the festive season.  I had to freeze them really quickly, or they would all have disappeared!  Tomorrow I am going to pick up the ingredients I forgot to get last week and then I can make some cranberry, pecan and white chocolate cookies.  I have made them every year for the last few years and it wouldn’t be Christmas without them.  I may have to freeze them quickly too, or I will have eaten them all before anyone else gets a chance.  I can resist mince pies very easily, but not these biscuits.  I posted about them here three years ago (how time flies!) with the recipe.

Here’s a silly Christmas joke – I thought I had heard them all, but this was a new one to me (or maybe it’s a while since I heard it and so had forgotten it!).

Who beats his chest and swings from Christmas cake to Christmas cake?


I hope your preparations are going well.



mince pies


I hope that by then end of the day today I will have produced several platefuls, like these ones which I showed you a year or two ago, and more to store in the freezer.

plate of mince pies

To read more sets of six words on Saturday head over to Cate at Show My Face.