Monday, 18 January 2016

Memorandum Monday

Hey Monday! I hope you have a good one in store for us! I have just put the rubbish out here. I threw the bin bag on top of the one already in the bin; and there was a nasty clanking noise, as if there is something very broken tied up tight in that first bag. Now, if there is, it isn't something I know about. I might have to investigate. Maybe it's going to be one of those days. So let's hightail it back to the weekend. Did you learn anything new? Do something for the first time?

Honestly, it doesn't have to be big. We had a quiet weekend here. My firsts are little. I watched the first episode of Deutschland 83, after recording it last week so that I could watch War and Peace on the other channel. It was so good I'm now recording the rest of the series. I steam cleaned the inside of the microwave instead of scrubbing it with a cloth. Another little thing.

But my favourite first?


I broke into my very first bar of personalised chocolate. You can guess where it came from: the House Of Little E, of course. Thanks, Little E! You know I'll be saving that wrapper.

Nothing big, then. I didn't learn a new language, or go sky diving. But, believe me, I'm just fine with that. And now I'm more than ready to read about the little things you did, too. We had quite a selection last week from

 Deb, Helena, Jane, Miriam, Mitra, Mary Lou, Julia, Fiona, Karen, Maggie, Alexa, Melissa, Krafty Karen, Gail, Karen, Sheena, Susanne, Ladkyis, Sandra and Alison

A handful of you were happy to keep up with a "Me On Monday" post, in last year's style. That's great! I actually chose the title "Memorandum Monday" because it still had "Me" in there and it could cover both. So, I hope it's alright if I ask you to - keep on writing, yes! - but under the new title? If I'm picking up links and looking for new Mondayers, it'll keep us together if we are all posting under the same banner.

And we are still waving and wishing you a good week. I hope there's some chocolate, or any treat of your choosing in there somewhere!

30 comments:

helena said...

I've been enjoying Deutschland 83 too and not even noticing that I'm reading subtitles - and every so often I think 'I remember that' from 1983. Love Little E's style

Denise said...

I really wanted to watch that but was put off as it was subtitled !

Ladkyis said...

I am in and with the right heading now LOL. I love your chocolate wrapper, how wonderful. I seem to have missed so much while I was a bit ill. So glad to be better

Maggie said...

I do love that chocolate wrapper! So what is the mystery broken object? Hopefully nothing valuable.

Jane said...

will have to look at that series, sounds interesting. Lucky you enjoying the chocolate, I'm trying not to eat any x

debs14 said...

That Little E is a clever shopper isn't he -I bet personalised chocolate tastes even better than the normal stuff!
I didn't learn to sky dive either but I'm ok with that.

Sue Althouse said...

Sometimes I think all chocolate has my name written on it, but I see now there is a difference. What a creative and perfect gift! I played along with you this week!

Jennifer Shaw said...


Oh I think that wrapper needs to make its way onto a LO!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Definitely layout worthy!
I'm joined in on memo Monday x2 today.
Rinda

Susanne said...

Oh that chocolate looks every bit as sweet as Little E. Enjoy!

Patio Postcards said...

Oh personalized chocolate - envious. My philosophy on this, is that there would be very few downsides to this bar, it's given with lots of love. Love always is good for heart & body. Steam cleaning the microwave, that's a good lesson shared. Thank you.

Alison said...

I can't believe you still have chocolate left from Christmas..mine is long gone!! xx

Karen said...

I read this post early this morning, then got inspired to write my own post, and totally forgot to comment! I'm glad to know "little things"count as there are often weeks that seem very much the same. A personalized candy bar with Frozen graphics---I have a granddaughter who would love that!

Sheena said...

I love the chocolate wrapper <3
I need to investigate that series as I've not heard of it .
have a good week xxx

Karen said...

Ohhh I love that chocolate bar - and my favourite brand too.

Louise H said...

I am waving back this week - now I've finished a book by ANOTHER new to me author. I am loving that chocolate bar .... we need personalised bars because chocolate has a habit of being eaten by the 'elves' around here :)

Melissa said...

A nice bunch of little firsts for you this weekend, but of course my favorite is that personalized chocolate! What a thoughtful gift!

Waving from Texas & joining in with a few tidbits of genius today on my blog!

KraftyKaren said...

What a lovely gift from Little E - it has been a pretty quiet weekend here, certainly no sky diving going on LOL!! But when I thought about it there were a couple of new things - so I'm waving back at you

Cheri said...

I finally got a moment to play along! Glad the "new" thing can be so little because most of my weekends are very predictable!

Mitra Pratt said...

And I was curious myself if Frozen had caught on elsewhere and NOW I have that answer! Adorable chocolate bar! I am sure on one thing....everyone else has better chocolate than us peeps in the States! Happy Monday!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a sweet idea from Little E. I think your family have a talent gift giving. Deutschland 83 is next on my streaming list. I've just finished Fargo, which I loved and have an episode of Hinterland to catch up with first. Have a great week Sian.

Lizzy Hill said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend topped up by the perfect chocolate wrapper. FABULOUS!! And very special:):)

Sandra said...

Oh isn't he a little sweetheart xx

Barbara said...

Personalised chocolate - perfect no one else can eat it! I am enjoying Deutschland too.

alexa said...

I hope that unknown object hasn't turned out to be significant in any way! And your very own chocolate - how lovely! That wrapper would make a great pocket :).

Jo said...

What a great gift from Little E :)

Missus Wookie said...

I like the personalised chocolate, we had chocolate brought back from Finland which was very nice.

Ruth said...

Personalised chocolate? He's a super clever boy, that Little E!

Sandie said...

A great idea for this years Monday posts Sian.
I have started the year with lots of firsts - the reason for my lack of reading and writing blog posts. Hoping to join in. I haven't watched Deutschland 83 but have seen lots of other good new programmes, including Shetland which has special appeal!
I hope you enjoyed the chocolate, what a lovely gift from Little E.

Gail said...

Personalized chocolate - how wonderful of little E!

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