I made it! It’s been a bit of a gallop getting Christmas prep done this year, but here I am with everything in hand and time to post a picture. Wow!
Blogging has been non-existent of late for a plethora of reasons – work, travel, DIY, and a MOOC (more about MOOCs to come when I get back into blogging).
Baking has been light this year, with a few disasters: I gave into time pressure and bought a gingerbread house kit. It worked really well and was a huge success, but after two days the gingerbread, hard when unpacked, went soft and it collapsed, so we had to pretend we were Hansel and Gretel earlier than planned.
Since I LOVE home made mince pies, I always end up with too much homemade mincemeat and to use it up this year I tried Mary Berry’s Sweet Mince Streusel – well disaster! – I dropped it when taking it out of the oven.
There’s enough brandy in the Christmas cake to intoxicate a granny, and the shortbread Christmas trees have been a hit. As you can see we’ll be imbibing later – hic.
Not sure how this post will look as I’m posting it from my tablet (an ASUS Memopad) which has been a real workhorse during recent travel, but I now get to explore over an extended break this year.
A heartfelt thanks to all who have sent individual messages. I’ll get to the replies over the next day or so.
Merry Christmas to all.