Posted in News on December 29, 2009 - 6 Comments
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas – didn’t it go quickly? I always feel a tinge of sadness once the big day has passed, however, there’s lots still to enjoy before normal routine beckons!
The snow came just at the right time, and we had enough for the boys to play in and enjoy – it certainly helped to wear off lots of excess energy!
Time was spent drinking and eating lots, plenty of walks, pleasurable activities with friends and family, and an odd game or two of Monopoly.
We really enjoy the ‘traditional’ Monopoly and this version takes it to a new level – including electronic banking! – great when you’ve had a few mulled wines……….
Santa certainly didn’t let us down, with plenty of lovely goodies to enjoy. I’ll share some of them with you next time.
Whatever you’re doing for the rest of the Christmas break and New Year, have a fabulous time and see you bright and breezy in January!
Posted in News on December 9, 2009 - 8 Comments
I can’t believe it’s been a week since my last post, and boy what a week it’s been. Non stop ‘stuff’.
The decorations are slowly making their way to their temporary new homes, the Christmas tree has been bought in from outside and is waiting for us to glitz it up! It’s taken me a couple of days to move it, turn it and straighten it to make sure it looks good from every angle – does anyone else do that?
Looking at the photo, it isn’t actually straight, better get onto that, ggrrrr.
Victoria from Florence and Mary noted on her blog about the new Delia book to accompany the series. I really enjoyed watching the programme, so popped out at the weekend to buy it, and what a good book it is. I’ve written my list of recipes I’m intending to do, whether they’ll happen or not is a different matter.
If I get a chance today, I’ll give the cranberry chutney a go as it looks quick and straightforward and ideal for the store cupboard.
I have home son number 1 with the same symptoms as son number 2 a couple of weeks ago. I got the dreaded phone call from school asking me to pick him up as he had a temperature and a headache. I must say he looked very ropey. Today he’s not so bad but I can only describe him as a deflated balloon. Such a shame but I’d rather him at home rather than being at school catching whatever else is going round.
Before I forget – did anyone see Kirstie’s Christmas programme last night? – it was really enjoyable and very inspiring, although I’m still not a converted tinsel lover. Baubles yes, tinsel no. What I like about her is that she’s very real and doesn’t pretend to be something that she’s not.
The Lewes antiques centre is the exact one we went into a few weeks ago on our little jaunt to Sussex. It is the best antiques centre I’ve been in and couldn’t quite believe it when I saw it on TV last night.
Anyway, cranberry chutney to be getting on with.