It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yeah yeah, I know it’s still November but the Edinburgh Christmas market has now opened and there are stalls right outside the office. Christmas lights are up in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk and I have already done a whole bunch of my Christmas shopping, even if I haven’t done much wrapping yet. I am getting into the Festive spirit and I am getting into it hard.
Financial status: Although I know December will be expensive I feel like I’m starting to get a grip on things now. Insisting on taking sandwiches for lunch at work rather than buying things (expect when the Christmas market it too tempting) is making a difference.
Mostly wearing: Thick socks. Also hat, scarf and gloves.
Mostly eating: Pretty well, actually. I feel like I’m being healthy enough most of the time that I can get away with treating myself occasionally.
Mostly drinking: More coffee than can possibly be good for a person. Partly for caffeine, partly for warmth, partly because I asked P to pick some up and he never drinks it so accidentally got extra fancy stuff.
Mostly buying: Christmas presents! Ho ho ho!
Steps taken: ~360,000. Up a bit on last month.
- P started his new job (and is loving it)
- P’s birthday
- I became the joint regional representative of The Informals (an organisation for trainee patent attorneys) in Central Scotland
Reading done: Nutshells English Legal System by Penny Darbyshire, Concentrate: Intellectual Property Law by Tim Press, Savant by Nik Abnett, Fat is a Feminist Issue (volumes I and II) and I’m part-way through House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski (still! It’s a monster!), Nutshells Tort by Vera Birmingham, Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov and Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Films watched: Thor Ragnarok, The Battle of the Sexes
Places eaten: ‘Babs (Glasgow), Brewdog (Edinburgh), The Raven (Glasgow), Bukhara (Falkirk), Mariachi (Edinburgh), The Thirsty Cow (Falkirk), The Chanter (Edinburgh), Riggs Coffee (Falkirk), Edinburgh Christmas Markets