Well, hasn't today been ridiculously wet and miserable?
Still, we did some...most? Of the final Christmas shop. Just need to pick up the meat from the butcher...and...errr...well, I need to buy John a present. What do you get the Nanny in your life? Answers on a postcard...or a comment.
We bought baubles.
I got a ceramic snowflake shape, because John said getting a black one with 'Ho Bloody Ho' on it wasn't 'in the spirit'. But my snowflake is nice, I like it a lot (it's the one on the left.). I'll let the others choose if they want to tell you what they got.
Oh, Sherlock does. He said it's a ball made of sequins with more sequins and spikes. Which...well, it is, sort of. The sequins are pinned on, with little beads. It's nice. Sparkly. Purple and pink.
We also found edible dog-biscuit baubles...which haven't really made it as far as the tree, because the dogs would probably eat the lot.
Sherlock's presents may be removed from under the tree because he is almost literally beside himself with the need to know what they are...I fear an episode of sleep-present-opening, or the like.
Now, onto other subject, I'm sure some of us here have discussed the pros and cons of bees and wasps. And I know more about bee anatomy than I've ever wished to, thanks to Sherlock's project (coming along nicely). So he's an interesting anatomy of a wasp - we can compare and contrast to bees.