So it’s 11:20 pm on a Sunday night, and I am currently writing from my kitchen table. I’m waiting for the kettle to boil so I can make a cup of tea as I have drunk to much wine! This tends to be a reoccurring theme these days. I possibly need to stop ordering bulk wine! The bloggers inspiration has hit me, I think I write better half cut! Please, all drink responsibly and do not follow my lead, I do not want other peoples alcoholism on my conscious! So we are well and truly on the Christmas countdown here at Out and About. The first turkey orders will be going out next weekend to the restaurants for their Christmas menus. This now signals me to think about Christmas, and more urgently, Christmas shopping! Last year I was still completing Christmas shopping on the 22nd December and thanking the lord for the invention of Amazon Prime. Apologies go out to the receivers of gifts from me last year, as if it wasn’t on Prime, you weren’t getting it, and that meant some pretty interesting gift choices! Anyway, this year I promised that  I would have all my shopping done by…

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So I am writing tonight with my feet well and truly up!  They are actually on a pillow and I have an alcoholic beverage to hand. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it! Sadly, it is enforced. I’ve broken my toe and I actually can’t move around at the present time, as I’m in pain. The good side is that I’m feeling inspired about all the amazing people around us, and how they help us in times of crisis. So we moved to our village knowing no one, and to be honest we didn’t really even know where, location wise, we had moved to for a good few weeks. We have a Welsh phone number and a Shropshire postcode, but we actually live in Herefordshire. All very confusing!! We always say that our house found us, as it was purely by chance we actually found it on the day we went to view somewhere else. So the village we live in is very small.  It is home to around 80 people and it centres very much around our pub, which is conveniently crawling distance from our house. In our village, we have met some of the kindest people you could ever meet. On…

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