Seven swans a-swimming A red baubled tree Three pairs of ballet shoes Soldiers and ballet dancers An elegant dressing table Jewels on a table And a completed 1000 piece circular cat jigsaw puzzle Doesn’t pao look haggard – must have something to do with the late nights trying to complete the jigsaw…. Ophelia says: how [...]
Archive for December, 2008
Six geese a-laying And a dance in the land of sweets with the candy cane filled tree a table full of sweet things giant candy canes (aha, so that is where all the candy canes have gotten to… ) a plateful of peppermint barkish (I say barkish because it looks slightly Cake Wrecky and the [...]
Five gold rings (or if you like five pineapple rings on upside down cakes) I got a pineapple baking tin as a birthday gift and I used them for the first time today They are perfect and produce very cute cakes! I bet you wish you were coming to tea. And so we continue our [...]
Four calling birds The room decorated to the theme of the mouse king from the Nutcracker. Soldier at the top of the tree. And more work on the 1000 piece jigsaw.
Three French hens A blue Christmas tree And a started 1000 piece jigsaw courtesy of Chris and Jeanne. We had to wait until all our Boxing Day guests had gone home and then tidied our large round dining table in order to do this and it was after midnight when we went to bed. pao’s [...]
two turtle doves and a plate of brownies (all but four have been accounted for now). No brownies were harmed in the making of this post. If you are interested in the recipe, go here. Note, these are brownies being an ubiquitous blend of chocolate and walnuts, not ‘brownies with nuts’.
A partridge in a pear tree. Merry Christmas, everyone!!
This was the scene of devastation that greeted me when I came home from work last night. As they say, the Perdita doesn’t fall far from the tree…. I know we couldn’t find the star that normally sits on the top of the tree this year but who knew that the cats would take exception [...]
I promised a friend I’d make some stollen over the weekend for us to enjoy over coffee so I thought I’d do a little baking. I love baking but haven’t done so for quite a while so I braved the special baking setting on the oven and had a go. I ended up making two [...]
Yesterday morning, the mailman knocked on the door with a package for me. I pursed my lips and furrowed my brow wondering who on earth would have sent me a 1000 piece cat jigsaw. I’d had a bad afternoon on Friday so it couldn’t have come at a better time. I was baffled but bemused [...]