Working from home problems…

Working from home gives you loads of time to procrastinate (Blogging anyone?) but on the whole I’m pretty good at being diligent and working hard. So much so that sometimes hours can have passed by and I haven’t taken a break or moved much from my PC. My biggest distraction is probably this….

“Is this my best side?”

Anyway today I decided to take advantage of the 90+ degree and go sit outside for a wee half hour with a cup of tea and my book and put my feet up…..

Not my legs…. unfortunately!

And this happens….

A wee bit stormy

It’s just a bit of wind and a few clouds I though (I’m a glass half-full type) and decided to brave it out. It was still warm and a bit breezy (or as we would say in Scotland “It’s a guid drying day fur the claes”) but when the rain turned to hail and the wind turned to hurricane level I decided the weather had won and went inside. Ah well, there’s always this….

Choccy biccies

Tea and biscuits and procrastination anyone?


The Top Ten things I miss about home at Christmas

Christmas card 2 low resLying awake at 3am last night I was thinking of all the things I miss about home (Scotland) at this time of year and decided it’d be a good blog (Yayy, I FINALLY have something to write about!) Anyway here is my top ten list of all things British I miss about Christmas in the USA.

Mincemeat Pies

Friends and Family – maybe that should have been the top one, but hey, none of my friends and family read this so they won’t even know. And I mean I miss them all the time, but I only miss mincemeat pies at Christmas!

Cheesey Christmas Music – the USA does have it’s own cheesey Christmas music, but they don’t have Slade, Wizzard, Elton, Jona Lewie or the best Christmas song ever, The Pogues and Fairytale of New York blasting out of every shop.

Selection Boxes – no more need be said on British chocolate I think!

Marks and Spencer – wee sausage rolls, sausages wrapped in bacon, stuffing, wee bits of cheese wrapped in bacon (tried to make them last year and ended up with a baking tray full of melted cheese and limp bacon. It was not pretty)

Work Christmas Party Nights Out – the chance to have fun and let your hair down with your co-workers and laugh at the boss dancing with his secretary.

The Rain – just checking you’re still with me. Of course I don’t miss the rain!

Boxing Day – I know Canadians do Boxing Day, why don’t Americans? We do it anyway and when American friends ask what we do on Boxing Day I just say it’s like Christmas Day all over again but less stressful and without the prezzies.

Mincemeat Pies – I said that already, but I can’t remember the other 2¬†things. Damn, I should have written them down last night…

Can any Brits fill in anything I’ve missed? I would have said Christmas specials on the TV, but I never watched soaps and the only Christmas special I watched was Doctor Who… so I guess Doctor Who can be my 10th thing. Yayy, success!