Christmas for us, is all about this:
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but we do have plenty of this ready for the visitors who are coming on Boxing Day and enough for us to have a wee feast in the evening on Christmas Day. Not too much, though.
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We have lots of this to keep us warm, and we are looking forward to some quiet time, sitting round the fire. I am looking forward to getting my crochet out again - I have hardly touched it since June!
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There are some of these under the tree.....
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and there are several of these hanging in the tree!
And this sparkly fairy is dangling decoratively in Granny's vintage tree.
Today has been another day that I have taken at my own speed. The weather here has been fierce, with strong winds and driving rain, so I haven't been to see Dad, but just popped to some local shops to get the last few bits of fresh food I wanted for Boxing Day and the visitors.
I am just going to make the pastry for the mince pies now and then I will make the pies themselves in the morning. I shall also make a few coconut tarts, which Dad loves, so that I can take him a few in a box for a treat. He doesn't have a huge appetite, so four in a Tupperware will be fine.
Good night x