Christmas Dinner

We plan for months just what we’ll eat,
Indecision over meat.
Will we add the humble sprout,
Who will sulk and cry and pout.
We eat until our buttons pop,
Appetites that just won’t stop.
Passing around the different sauces,
All the family swapping stories.
Then come out the ten desserts,
Glad I wore that stretchy skirt.
Not sure how I’ll get it down,
So much food stuff floating round.
Everyone stuffed unable to move,
But still we pick at the left over food.
We shall need a crane to move the guests,
Now that there is no food left.
Surely that’s it, there can be no more,
I ponder the actual width of our doors.
Could we possibly squeeze through them,
Before someone mentions pudding again!


3rd Place!!

Well, our team absolutely smashed the snowflake challenge ahead of time, and this morning scooted into 3rd place!! I will definitely be keeping up my steps, however not to the same level of this challenge. (hee hee).

Phew – time to put my feet up 🙂

Christmas Chronicles

Last Christmas was a quiet affair in the Beal household, and then we discovered The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix. What a fantastic movie! Now imagine our joy as yet another Christmas approaches and they have released The Christmas Chronicles 2!
If you haven’t seen this movie then you absolutely have to – Kurt Russell is amazing! I won’t give away any spoilers, but it is definitely worth a watch on Christmas day 🙂

Snowflake Trek

At work we are currently competing in a walking competition ‘Snowflake Trek’ and my legs are killing me!
So our team need to walk 240,000 steps by Christmas Eve to have completed the snowflake shaped trail.
The only thing is, your steps are averaged out across your team mates, so if they don’t also do their allotted 10k steps per day then you don’t move very far across said snowflake, and it’s a challenge when you are working from the sofa.
Luckily we have a great team and are on track to complete it well before Christmas Eve, as we have pushed past our daily goal to achieve decent results. We are currently in 4th place out of sixteen teams, which is great – though, if I do not emerge from this challenge looking like Lara Croft I will not be pleased :/
I have on my daily walk come across three times now a man with the cutest spaniels, and each time I stop and fuss them I worry that I am becoming the crazy woman that he must now avoid at all costs hahaha!! Maybe I should consider a different route to remove any possible awkwardness, but I really do love those dogs.
Anyway, the weekend is upon us, and I know that I can smash the steps again tomorrow (Saturday), but I am literally a sloth on a Sunday, so that’s going to be difficult.
Whatever you are doing, have a fab weekend,
Em x