First of all a big welcome to my new followers: ribenaruby and simplesuffolksmallholder, thanks for clicking :)
What a mild day we have had today. I took the opportunity to finish my pre-Christmas errands and the town was so festive and full of Christmas music that it fair lifted my spirits. I made my last 2 Advent gifts....
Day #23 was a pretty glass dish that I really like but have no real room to display
Day #24 (paid in advance) was a read-once book which might make someone a nice gift
Both went to the Heart Foundation charity shop along with the other bits I had put aside. I have tried to share out my giving among several charities as they are all worthwhile in different ways but does anyone else feel that you have to spread yourself a bit thin in the charity giving stakes? I have my favourites, of course, but there are so many charities doing good out there that I feel guilty not being able to help them all in some way.
Today I witnessed something incredibly selfish. I decided I needed a pot of tea in town and popped into the local Marks & Sparks coffee shop. It's always so very busy and I struggled to find a seat but managed to get one eventually. Next to me was a lone woman at a table for 4, bum on one seat, bags on another, coat on a third but no food or drink. After about 15 minutes a man turned up who was remonstrated with for being late. After some discussion (which I could overhear without straining ;) the man suggested getting some complimentary water to put on the table. At the counter is a jug of tap water, glasses, and slices of lemon from which you are free to indulge. The woman brought not 2 glasses but 4 to make the table look fully occupied before she ordered 2 hot drinks for them. I left a couple of minutes later without making any comment but I was sorely tempted..... would you have been brave enough ?
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