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A little piece of heaven….or what sad old biddies get up to on a Saturday night

Monday, November 18th, 2013

I really look forward to Saturday nights….

No, I mean it, I REALLY look forward to them.

Highlight of my week….

Which may be construed as either:

  • a) a bit sad, or
  • b) a sign of deep unbridled contentment

(please choose the appropriate answer)

and, no before you ask, I’m not out on the razzle. (I might bump into one of my daughters if I was, and that really wouldn’t do, not at all. She will tell you that I’m embarrassing enough without that to boot!)

So, picture the scene if you will….

A log fire

Candles – especially the lovely fat ones burning merrily

A companionable dinner preferably comprising comfort food – or failing that, anything at all that I have not had to cook myself….

Feet up

Cat ensconced

Sock knitting at the ready (currently these rather nice cable socks)


TV on…..

And then a self-indulgent three hours of Strictly Come Dancing (I’m an old hand on Strictly) followed by X-Factor (where I’m an absolute newbie), interspersed with detailed analysis with elder daughter of all participants, sometimes even including comments from DH who is hiding behind his newspaper dozing and pretending not to watch.

(Thankfully Brucie doesn’t seem to irritate me – must be all that Generation Game when I was growing up – and Simon plastic man Cowell is nowhere to be seen, and that Gary Barlow chap is an utter sweetie)

A cup of tea and a piece of fruit cake at some point in the procedings (usually made during the X-Factor adverts).

Then waiting up and continually checking the internet until the Strictly spoilers come through. (I do wish they wouldn’t pretend that the Sunday show is actually filmed on Sundays – do the BBC think we are idiots?).

There you go.

Heaven in my books…

At least I’m a happy saddo!




14 Responses to “A little piece of heaven….or what sad old biddies get up to on a Saturday night”

  1. Flying Blind Says:

    Sounds like bliss to me!
    Those might be the nicest knitted socks ever xxx

  2. Gillian Says:

    Sounds like a little bit of heaven to me (although my viewing choice is old episodes of Law & Order – love me a bit of legalese!). Those socks are scrummy!

  3. Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting Says:

    Oh, you have me in stitches! I must learn to knit in all of my copious spare time. Though I doubt my socks will look as comfy & beautiful as yours. Be careful if you bring them to Peaks. They may come home with me! I’m with Gillian, watching L&O as much as possible. 🙂

  4. Lush Says:

    We do Strictly first then double episode of Borgen. Bliss!!
    Sundays we do the Strictly results then “stay up” for Homeland.
    We are extremely contented. The Prince is devastated to be missing the Saturday viewing next week. (will be in China on business) LOL

  5. Leanne Says:

    Sounds great to me. I love your pretty socks.

  6. Tracey Says:

    It doesn’t sound sad at all! It happens all too rarely at my house as the boys have usually commandeered the TV for something involving fast cars and explosions. I did knit all of Sunday morning while watching What Not to Wear, though. I am SO glad I will never run into the woman in silver and gold skin-tight catsuits!

  7. Julie Says:

    Not sad at all! I couldn’t agree with you more. My details would be different tv shows (right now we’re going through The Closer and love it), a different treat (something chocolatey), different project (scarf?), but you’ve mentioned all those things that spell beautiful contentment for me too, Helen. xoxo

  8. MelD Says:

    Same idea, different programmes 😉 And we had apple pie with our tea…
    Those socks look as if they taste of something light and sweet, Eton mess, maybe?!
    With snow imminent (they say) my winter deco is all out and I will be cosying up any day, not just Saturday (though Elaine will be here, yay… tea and knitting!!).

  9. Elisabeth Says:

    Sounds a lot like my Saturday evenings. Utter bliss 🙂

  10. diane stanley Says:

    sounds like the rocking Saturday nights we have here. Hope you are doing well. All is well in LA LA Land (Los Angeles) hugs to you my friend

  11. Katy Says:

    Now I can’t be doing with the reality TV, but I do love coming in from work on Friday night and not emerging til Monday morning again having got a large amount of sewing and crime-drama-watching under my belt in the meantime. That may be even worse, right?!

  12. Sarah Says:

    Sounds like a great idea to me! I’m not into those shows but a good old British whodunit or crime show makes me feel cozy. A Midsomer Murder is good!

  13. Dianne Says:

    Well you can call me a saddo then, because you are describing our Saturday night, except we don’t watch the same TV programmes (I’m sorry, but generation game or not, they really need to retire Brucie!) and I’m crocheting! Bring on those winter nights!

  14. Annabella Says:

    …and call me a saddo too! I did enough partying in my twenties and now all I want to do is relax in the evenings. Totally agree on the Sunday ‘live’ show!! Oh and love your socks 🙂