Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve always goes by very quickly doesn't it and in a way it is the best time.  The anticipation is magical. Everything is ready and waiting, well nearly...

I still have mince pies to make and sausage rolls. This is the afternoon I do my baking. When the pastry is cooking in the oven, I shall make some chestnut stuffing for the turkey. Tomorrow we are having ham with a cheese sauce.  The turkey is waiting til Sunday.  At the moment they are both in the shed - my refrigerator is full!

 I finished the shopping yesterday in the snow and the ice - very seasonal. Tomorrow the smiles on their faces will tell me if I've been successful in my choices or not.

I always think that Christmas starts for real at 5 o'clock on Christmas Eve.  By then it is dark, people have got where they're going, the food is cooked and a feeling of calm descends on the household and the street.

So, I'd like to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and a big thank you for following me during 2010.

Remember it's not the amount of money you spend but the amount of love you give that makes Christmas so very special so let's all have a l-o-v-e-l-y time!

I hope you get what you wish for tomorrow and I shall look forward to popping in to your Blogs to see how you're getting on over the Christmas season.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

It's still so cold!

During the cold spell I've been busy decorating the kitchen. It's now 3/4 done regarding the painting of the walls.  I still need to do the wall behind the fridge/freezer, but that can wait til after Christmas now. At least it looks reasonable for the festivities.  I had to take off the paper, which had become very crisp and a fire hazard but that's done now and to spruce it up quickly, I've slapped some good old Magnolia emulsion paint on the walls.  As in all things, the preparation is what took the time.

I still have gloss painting to do and various other projects in there but I'm happy with it for the time being and it has kept me warm.

Here is a picture of 'the Ghost' who I think is a stray.  He comes into my house every night for warmth and shares the food bowl much to the disgust of Patch! Can you see why I call him 'The Ghost'?

This is the snow we got the other day, Saturday - 6 inches in 90 minutes, I'm told.

I'm glad I did that fence!

The car soon disappeared.

How are you managing to keep warm?