Well, this is the first of the final few days of the year, it goes to be the case that things were feeling different this year, the time of Christmas already upon us and well, that means to explore what happened on this wet day. With Rosie being a pest, some questions and even a nice way with 2 dogs and lush food.So it was time to begin the preparation and also enjoy the day itself which my body would be showing the signs of exhaustion itself. But here we go on what actually was the case.
The past days before Christmas:
|The selfie with the mask|
|got it built|
|the reset buttons lets the LEDS change|
|The build when off|
|Some Cable Tidy|
Then it was leading to the last monday for visits of the Year, in a serious way, that is emotional but in others that is also emotional for other reasons for posting some presents off, But first we deal with the circumstance of a visit of USB duplicators and why cloning it struggles to take its time, but that was going to be sorted quicker than I expected and then it was time to get money paid in and things posted off. It was actually emotional with one of them to be posted but that will be for the future for that to explain. But after those it was a nice under £5 post budget for 1st class on both. Especially as I had to run to Whitchurch since the queue was way too long in the main post office.
|One of the presents|
Then it was going to be the case of a nice mix of food from Tesco purchased a few weeks ago to be able to have and the Bao Buns are so nice, Especially with one of the Microwaved Black bean and beef to cover it and then it leads to more typing up. But a visit to lidl was showing some nice Vlogging kits with a smaller tripod I could use if travelling in the next year maybe.
|The Bao Buns|
So it then leads to the next day which then is going to be a very exhausting day.
|The night sky as I left the visit|
|More of the night sky|
|The route to go back to lidl|
|Getting to lidl|
|The Bundle from lidl|
But then it was the run home and Just as i got back, I heard news of nan being frozen and unable to get into bed and ok yes this was due to her jab just hours ago causing the confusion and mental state becoming concerning, but in a lucky chance, I could actually have a nice bit of leftovers for tea before either typing things up or even getting a video up for the present haul.
|The LEftovers with added mexican rice and chocco nussa|
But then since it was nearing 9pm, should i or should i not film, By the end of washing things up, parents came home so we then chatted and watched TV until they went to bed and it was the case of filming the video for the present haul. Now yes I will admit the timelapse in there did not fully film due to battery but also I was ok with the fact I got something out of it and the ring light it a nice help for this. The VHS effect when editing this 2 days later was a nice joy too.
|The Selfie before the filming|
|The Presents wrapped|
Then it was time to go to bed and wake up to more work and chaos to do, this time it was some jobs to sort out, hopefully the final 2 Xbox Series X of the year to sell (had 4 from Saturday, sold one Sunday and Tuesday) as well as my worries about the future in some aspects which have been haunting me too.
|The last 2 Series X in stock|
|The Chilli with seasoning and quaker oats|
But then it was the Main ahead of events to go by. The first of the trilogy so to speak, normally I would say its a case of doing seperate but for this, it will be the 3 in one trope.
|The Last of the Calendar|
|The Peanut butter cups for lunch.|
|Stock to book in|
As it then goes to hopefully sorting out this mac which had a frayed DVD Drive cable but in the end, it turns out that needs to be ordered for it to work so another plan next week, but then it was getting that video started and well, it ended up last minute 2 customers popping in and then having to replace an iPhone 11 Pro Speaker to get this update to go through. But then I left at a time of 17:20 and well that is good compared to having a visit, but since it was a rush to get this video up, I decided to just leave and head to the new surgery I've changed to. But they could still not book the vaccine for that beginning of that week which as been the 2nd attempt to then. But this would be the shameful listing of still no change locally. So that was then a run home in the cold and dry but the road and path was soaking wet.
|The visit to the surgery (Tavyside)|
|The meadows on the final run home fromwork before christmas.|
Then I got home and greeted mum and dad and she was on the phone, but she used one of those LED lights in a bottle for the hallway and it makes it nice and christmas in the house. So then it was time to enjoy a nice meal and well maybe relax but no this was the case of being able to have some of the nandos wraps for tea. Like adding in any mayo.
|The BBQ nandos wraps for tea|
But then it was to then change over to get the vlog edited, using the FCPX and then it was a case of having to check with CPU friend to help push that performance but it turns out its still an issue with CPUfriendfriend But it did improve performance once it was over the night for the most part. Even when going to bed to then use a Razer Deathadder Essential White (Soon to maybe review) to finish the editing. Also I got to sleep at 4:30am on Christmas day. But this was even with a teaspoon of gfuel and about 4 lemon vitamin C tablets in water.
|The Bedroom Drawer with the laptop on top to get it editing|
So then it leads to having a few hours sleep for christmas day.
|Rosie Wanting her walk|
|Rosie in the field|
|A Selfie before the filming|
Then it was the message and time to get talking about change which for me was stressful and also the chance of being able to mention important things without being direct about it. But it was pouring and then makes it to getting to keep dry and deal with Rosie but eventually I got home about 10:50 and then time to get it edited and that took some time.
Then it comes to the editing for a fair bit of 30 minutes and then it was just on the rendering side complete while getting in the car to pickup grandparents, in the actual rain , but this is where it gets that bit hetic with that moment to help get nan into the car in the pouring rain but with me and dad, we got it in and the wheelchair in, but after that and pads to pick up, we got them in and to drive home. Which then it was time to wheel her in and also to see my sister while the table was being prepared.
|The Table is laid|
Then it was time for the food and once some uploads had finished, it was ready to eat and my god this was nice, the turkey was from morrisons, mum did make some recipes from Jamie Oliver including Roast potatoes and also a Vegetable crown suflet thing. It was really nice and really fulfilling.
|The Roast with the sauces and more|
|The desert from it|
Then it was soon time to get everyone into the mindset of the lounge for the presents to be handed out before the queens speech and we did, with so many presents, more so for my grandparents than anything else. But some really nice presents from a back pillow cushion, Playstation jackets and even some amazon gift cards and perfumes to go with it too. But some really nice bits that work out and some useful and some to keep warm like thermals and even slipper socks which I've been using non stop in ways these past 2 months .
|The Pillow Cushion|
|A cat mug and slipper socks|
|More slipper socks|
|A popcorn maker as well|
|2 x Mountain warehouse thermals|
|The umbro Ice kit|
|My sister sent a cute pun cat card|
|Amazon gift card in a tin|
|The cute christmas card of that chalkboard look|
|A new RFID wallet is a nice kit too|
Then after the case of mum and sister helping nan to get to the toilet, it was time for a short queens speech and it did feel very personal and a good tribute to her husband and this meant it, she felt how people this year have had to isolate and it can be hard for them and it also makes that work. But it was then a performance and a nice dawn of one of their castles.
|The more cards out|
|a mistake on the timer with the same tripod|
|Rosie and the other dog|
|Adverts while the lights on and the fire roaring|
|Even the pets were slept out|
Eventually it was those nice leftovers and turkey sandwiches are nice and adding flavours like cranberry and pretzels in is nice too, sure it was not what i really wanted to have in but that will be for later.
|A fudge Cake|
Then it was more relaxing and watching films until we all went to bed, I did get some of this typed up and then it was the case to be able to get this closer to finishing since there is a deadline of 6 months left to type up before the end of the year and I might have just been on the side of too late but that can change if I get the time. But then once it was 1am, I went bed and time to sleep for another day, which this time could be going for a swim.
|The mini roast dinner in a roll with crunchie spread|
But then it was another walk to give Rosie but on my own and with the balls across the field and she played nicely, the path was muddy as usual and then the field was wet but the air was drying up, So it was just to play that ball, even the sun was coming out as well. But 45 minutes later I was back home and there we go. It was then time for the lunch which some easy mix of red onion and mayo makes one fantastic slaw.
|The leftover lunch|
Then later on after chatting and watching calendar girls, it was time to go for a walk, I suggested burrator and also dad was making alot of jabs and points about to get the JAB asap without much care or regard for the preparation of that, especially of the fact things could go wrong if i don't get time to recover from what happens after it, since well anything can happen. But we then got changed and drove over there, we spoke to a neighbour on the same estate and he guesses that it would be busy there for the most part and we still drove anyway. But we got there and it was time to get out of the car and walk from the quarry along the old railway patch and back.
|A foggy and grey look over the Dam and the lake|
|A closer look at the lake|
As we walked om, we noticed some fencing as you enter the forest of the railway line, turns out an EE mast Did get built here and also was mentioned to me earlier due to a customer wanting 4G in sheepstor. But this was not activated just yet since i knew and saw my phone had no signal. But itwas sleek and the black makes it not as much standing out as other masts. But this is finally a EE spot compared to a not spot most of the area i live in is, I noticed this more as i was streaming the laptop to the phone.
|The new EE mast|
|Cut trees and fences|
|More views of the like|
Then We walked back past the visitor centre and saw the carvings, to then passing more cars back and forth as well as eventually getting back to the dam itself which in a way was always the sign of the busy times during #lockdown3 so much so police actually bothered to turn up. But someone and a couple i heard recently drowned here from a suicide attempt from some inside work gossip.
|A views of the dame and reflection|
Then it was nearing 4pm and we managed to walk back to the car since it was sunset in 17 minutes from there. We dried off and got in, then time to get driving back while listening to the final uk top 40 of 2021 and some bangers on there and typical how collabs did not get 2nd place the charity one but the non charity one with 2 same artists get it, like alo the Kunts never got in a mention for obvious reasons.
|The route taken|
Once we got back, it was time to bathe the dog and then we all sat down to watch TV together and have some turkey chinese curry halfway through and then it was watching various films until 11:45 and typing this up, sure I got a text reply back around the 6:15 mark but then no reply after that.
|The leftover meal|