The Advent gifts bore a certain resemblance to each other today. Daughter 2's to us, above...
... and ours to her.
We went up town today to do some uninteresting tasks. It was ch-i-ll-y. It was also sunny but the sun is low in the sky at this time of year and doesn't show in this photo.
You can tell that it's cold when our cats cuddle into each other. For those who have difficulty telling them apart, this is Cassie in the front. You can tell by her slightly tufted ears and her misleadingly innocent expression. She also has a red collar, while Sirius's is blue - not that you can see this here.
And of course, this is Sirius giving his sister an affectionate - possibly - little wash.
By the way, Anna and Molly - I got the sewing machine out today and actually USED IT! I hope you're proud of me. I was only putting an extra lining on curtains that have always let in rather too much light, but still - it's a start. The machine behaved itself and didn't - as it has a tendency to do - sew beautifully on the front but gnarl the thread into knots on the back.
That's all I'm doing just now but after Christmas... well, after New Year... who knows?
Daughter 1 is on holiday this week so we aren't looking after Grandson. I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms. I think we need to pay them a visit tomorrow.
PS On the crowded bus into town, a young woman of about 30 got up and gave me her seat. Very kind. Also slightly depressing!