Hooray!I'm slowly catching up at last.The decorations are up, lots of presents are wrapped and cards written, but not yet delivered.Saturday will be mainly spent baking lots of goodies.Can't wait for Christmas day now!
This afternoon I popped into Witney to buy some last minute prezzies, but mainly because I needed to have some passport photos taken,what a palaver!Firstly, I have not got a technical brain, my mind just turns into mulch when faced with instructions on machines.You have to choose what type of photos you want then press the button, then put the right money in, but not in a slot, in a metal bit that sticks out, then you have to push this forward, one coin at a time, unfortunately the machine didn't like my last £1 coin and kept spitting it out while I fumbled in my purse in a panic in case my time ran out.
Then the machine started to talk to me and totally confused me, as I was trying to read the instructions on the screen at the time.
You aren't allowed to have a fringe on your forehead also you are meant to have your ears on show, I kid you not!Well at the last second my hair fell forward and covered my ears and I stared madly at the screen, eyes wide( the flash usually makes me blink).I know, you're probably thinking this woman sounds like a loon. I'm in a fit of giggles as I write this, as I'm such an idiot about such supposedly simple things .
I thought I'd have 3 more attempt to get it right,well that's what happened last time I had my passport picture done, 10 years ago, but no, I pressed the button to say ok after the first one and that was it.It started to print 4 photos of the same image out, I look stunned on the photo,well I was, very, but I couldn't be bothered to pay another £4, it will have to do for the next 10 years!
Now I know how old people feel with all this new fangled machinery!Blogger's also giving me grief and won't let me upload any photos tonight!
Back to making the handmade presents now and I've just ate a gorgeous mince pie that my daughter and her boyfriend made, they're lovely and buttery with orange zest in the pastry, yum!Wishing you all Good Luck with your Christmas prep!Don't get too stressed.