Thursday, 24 December 2009


I can't believe how long it is since my last post. In case you wondered, I haven't been sitting around doing nothing. I have, as every other year, left everything to the last minute, (I think I work better under pressure). And here is the photographic evidence to show that I HAVE done something. I have made another box of these .......... And quite a few more of these .....
And a couple of these .....

But I've finally finished. My cards have been made and written and posted and are out of my hands and into those of Royal Mail. Shopping has been finished, and presents wrapped, and other than making Brandy Butter I'm done. Brandy butter being one of my favourite festive foods - you can keep your "perfect roast potato" hints, and recipes for "how to cook brussels for people who don't like brussels" (why bother??? Just don't eat them, they're poisonous, the devil's food) In fact, don't tell anyone, because I'll be thought of as ungrateful, but my perfect Christmas meal would be a turkey sandwich, followed by a bowl of brandy butter. Anything else is just extraneous.
So can I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and leave you with a seasonal photo, taken on Tuesday. (I've driven past this sign so many times and couldn't wait for it to snow so I could take this picture.)

PS - I bought a sensible pair of boots yesterday. Well, reasonably sensible for me. But, if I was considerably younger - I would have bought these. They are so beautiful, I considered buying them and just wearing them indoors as slippers, but in the end, common sense prevailed.
However, if Father Christmas is reading this and is still looking for the perfect present for me, I'm a size 7.


  1. I love your box of choccies, your cup cake hearts and the snowy sign!

    Merry Christmas!
    Carolyn x

  2. Happy Xmas Gill. I hope you got what you wanted.

  3. Hope you enjoyed your turkey sandwich and bowl of brandy butter! I'm with you on the sprouts... why bother! Belated Christmas greetings!

  4. Thanks for your comments about Lizzy. Glad you liked it ... would liked to have put heavier stuff on but don't want to put anyone off the blog! I haven't seen Limehouse Lizzy but I was lucky to see Thin Lizzy a few times and was there at Phil's very last live gig in England before he died ... he has been a "hero" of mine since the seventies ...

    Thanks :o)