Being St Andrew's Day I expected to be woken for a breakfast of 'Neeps & Tatties' with whisky following. Instead I found myself at work covering the two wimmin who ought to be there on Friday. One has a husband and his wealth has enabled them to obtain a property of some sort in Portugal where they oft flee to when the mood is upon them, and that mood arises often it appears to me. Off she went taken the other with her leaving me to suffer the burden of a Friday morning at work.
At least two women came in to browse, one came in to buy, a local collection who care for those not quite with it came in for an hour and the postman and one delivery arrived. I found the pace telling!
At least with the new system now I can get on the computer and was given the task of searching for Victorian Christmas Crackers. These as you know were begun when a chap who's name I forget noticed a French sweet wrapped in paper called a 'Bon-Bon.' From this he decided wrapping things that way was a good idea and later he after watching the spark from the fire he added the 'bang' that enlivens many a Christmas party. He added jokes later and it appears we are still using the same ones today!
This meant little time for St Andrew, however as he is also a saint in Romania, Russia and elsewhere it matters not as he will have lots to do over there tonight. It is claimed he reached Scotland when a monk landed in St Andrews, conveniently, announcing he had Andrews bones in his bag. This made them all
wealthy religious and the town prospers today, mostly from students filling the pubs and foreign types using the golf course which Andrew never used I expect.
At least I had 'Neeps & Tatties tonight although the mince was not the same as a Haggis would have been.
Tomorrow rain will drench us again after today's bright blue sky and the cheery weatherman has informed us that is also the first day of the meteorological winter, so we can all rejoice about that! I will sort the cards out, that is add stamps to them as they are all ready for posting, fix one or two small parcels for posting on Monday and inform the world my Xmas has been dealt with.
That usually puts a smile on peoples faces.