After being cooped up at home for most of the week due to Sophie being poorly, it was a relief to finally get out of the house towards the end of the week and go into town to have lunch with Grandma and do a bit of shopping. Both Jessica and Sophie needed new shoes so we bought a lovely pair of warm winter boots for Jessica and a very pretty pair of shoes for Sophie (as there were no winter boots small enough for her tiny feet).
There is an outdoor ice rink in the town at the moment so we watched the people skating for a while. The town ice-rink has some happy memories for me – it was whilst ice-skating on that rink almost exactly six years ago that Michael presented me with an engagement rink. His original intention was to skate over to me and go down on one knee but unfortunately his skating skills are not the best and he ended up falling over instead and being helped up by the marshals whilst I remained oblivious to his plans. In the end he just stood at the side, waited for me to skate towards him and then pulled the box out of his pocket. A magical moment!
After we had finished our wander around the town and looking at all the Christmas lights, we finished off by popping into a café and having some cake as Sophie had fallen asleep in her buggy – this seems to be becoming a bit of a habit lately!