Friday 25 December 2020

Advent Calendar 25

It's Christmas!

Stay safe everyone.


Thursday 24 December 2020

Advent Calendar 24

'Tis the night before Christmas,

Now what have we here?

Christmas tree lit

To give Christmas cheer.

Presents are wrapped,

Decorations are hung,

Food is all ready

And carols been sung.

But all are not happy,

Sad, lonely, depressed.

Their Christmas is spoiled,

Their joy is suppressed.

From the story of Christmas

May love and peace

Flood though the world

Causing worries to cease.

Stay safe everyone.


Wednesday 23 December 2020

Advent Calendar 23

What things do you HAVE to have at Christmas?

For me it's ...

a real Christmas tree

a Christmas arch


a poinsettia


In this year's pared down Christmas I had to decide which I wanted. I could have chosen ...


Christmas ornaments


Christmas pictures

Your Christmas must haves are?


Tuesday 22 December 2020

Advent Calendar 22

I exercised to music today - Christmas music on the juke box.

Christmas songs and carols herald the nearness of the big day.

I have to have 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' first. (Not that I am!)



Monday 21 December 2020

Advent Calendar 21

Ok, I didn't have the self raising flour so I used plain with baking powder. And I didn't have icing sugar so I blitzed some ordinary sugar. I didn't photograph it before I decorated it as it looked as though it should be in the bathroom - if you get my drift. It doesn't look much better decorated as it has a shiny, lumpy quality that didn't get any better with knife smoothing. Putting it on a wooden platter may have helped the composition of the shot but I'm not convinced. Under the suspect icing is a homemade Swiss roll. (I didn't have greaseproof paper which didn't help the rolling up after it had baked!)

Anyhow - Happy Yule Log Day to all.

PS DH thought it was delicious. Phew, saved.

Stay safe.

PPS Look here for the first one I made. It didn't look any better then!


Sunday 20 December 2020

Advent Calendar 20

Which room do I spend most time in? I think it must be the kitchen so it's got most of the decoration this Christmas - in the form of lights. 

Can you see the new set of lights in the corner?

Just a glass bowl with a candle in and a few bits of plastic greenery, baubles and orangey pieces plus 
the set of battery lights. The bowl I took from the fake wreath table decoration in the back room.

It now has the poinsettia as its centre - plus some lights.

These lights will stay up for all  of January to light the gloom in the new year.



Saturday 19 December 2020

Advent Calendar 19

Our holly tree, which is really 3 trees together, grew nearly as high as the house so we chopped it down as it was too big. Our holly tree decided it didn't want to be chopped down so it grew again - 3 main shoots. Our holly tree is now as high as halfway up the house. 

I use some of its branches every year to decorate in the house.

Our holly tree got covered in snow one winter.

Looks very Christmassy with a coating of white.

No snow this year ...

... yet.