The major news, of course, was Skye's operation. Now that she's home it's actually been quite tough to adapt. Skye has a new lease of life and is desperate to get outside and run and jump but she is restricted to the house for a month and, even in the house, she is not allowed upstairs, on the sofa or on her look-out post in my sun porch. And on top of that, her food has been reduced by a third. The quizzing looks she's giving me are unreal. She's allowed out to do her business but she's quite fussy about where she goes and it's a battle of wills to get her to go. I try to stay calm. I've tried the encouragement route and the silent route and nothing works. If I persevere, I WILL manage to break her OCD over her toilet movements.
I had my mum up for dinner on Saturday night and I made quite a feast: a roast chicken and trimmings followed by Jamie Oliver's Apple Pepper Pot Cake which was truly delicious. You can probably tell that I am a huge Jamie fan and most of my favourite meals come from his recipes but I just love his enthusiasm for food.
The week has also been about Christmas planning. I put my tree up - and I'm so chuffed with it. I have a purple tree - I don't think my photos will do it justice but I promise you it looks great.
So the party season is upon us and I have my first Christmas party next week followed by a dinner party at my house with some friends. More cooking which I'm loving...