Lockdown experts

If you are worrying about how to get through Lockdown, then Joandi are the experts you need to offer our guidance.  Basically our whole lives have been preparation for lockdown as has been detailed by this blog.  Here is the evidence:

  1. NFJ (No Food January) is our annual (although we’ve not bothered in a while) challenge where you can’t go to the shops and have to make interesting meals out of the weird stuff in your freezer and cupboards – just like Lockdown!
  2. When we go on holiday, we hire a house and refuse to leave it or go anywhere or speak to anyone or do anything – just like Lockdown!
  3. We can write a whole blog for 15 years based on what we had for lunch – that’s all there is to talk about in Lockdown!
  4. Jo has been working under the stairs for years – now everyone is working from home!
  5. I am always telling Jo to wash her hands.  Just like Lockdown!

So if you need any help or tips, we’re here to provide them.

Missing present mystery SOLVED!

Readers of Helenandjo.com will have been kept awake at  night, worrying about what happened to the missing Advent gift. Well, I can announce that the mystery is solved! The missing gift was in my bag all the time!!! Here it is:

Whatever can it be?

Oh dear. It is a jolly Merry Christmas badge complete with a mini Santa hat. Unfortunately, due to my blundering I will not be able to wear it until NEXT Christmas.

Advent – Day 24

This is the moment we have all been waiting for – the climax of the Helenandjo Advent Calendar 2018. Here is the last present, balanced on my knee while I wait for the train to Sparrow. Webmaster Matt will be impressed that I have done many of my Advent posts on the move using my PHONE.  Anyway…

Whatever can it be?

Wowee!!! It’s a £10 note. We’re rich! I will give some to charity and share the rest with Helen. Merry Christmas everyone!!! Continue reading “Advent – Day 24”

Advent day 23

Whatever can it be?

We’re not sure.

A helenandjo mystery for day 23.

I was sure that I had one more parcel left but it seems to have vanished and I can’t find it anywhere. So either I have imagined it or it has been eaten by a cat.

To add to the confusion there are some chocolate coins which could be today’s gift but Jo had assumed they were extra and has given them to a h&j b&b guest so we don’t even have them to post a picture of. Jo has one more parcel but we are saving that for tomorrow.

I might have to check with my mum whether the coins were extra or for one of the days.

This is nothing compared to the confusion in Jo’s family about whether they are getting her glasses or glasses for Christmas.

Advent day 19

Whatever can it be?

Hmm, whatever can it be?

At first I thought it was a reindeer but actually I think it’s a dog like Snowy from TinTin which would be handy if I wanted to make a TinTin cake – Joandi know someone who would like a TinTin birthday cake actually.

Advent – Day 18

Whatever can it be?

Some useful measuring spoons! These help you accurately measure a “tad”, a “dash”, a “pinch” and a “smidgen”. Ideal for people like Dad and Helen’s Mark who like to know where they stand when making recipes.

Advent day 17

Whatever can it be?

I was so keen to find out that I accidentally started unwrapping it before taking this photo

It’s some more cocktail stirrers. Now we can have four friends over for cocktails.