On this Christmas Eve 2020, my first blogging Christmas, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you and a very merry Christmas to all my blog friends and visitors from around the world. I love you all (and I haven’t even started drinking yet!) and I really appreciate the support you’ve given me this year.
I’m not sure I’m going to fit into my red Christmas trousers tomorrow as I’ve been munching on mince pies for a week or so at work. And after a very expensive but successful Ocado Christmas delivery, David and I have got PLENTY of Christmas fare to be tucking into over the next 10 days.
The headline photo is my Christmas wreath I made today. You may remember back in October I went to Hobbycraft and bought a circle of twigs to make my wreath, amongst other things.
I’ve never made a wreath before and I think it turned out really well. What do you think?
It took me about 20 minutes in the garden putting this together. I just shoved the sprigs from my garden into the twig ring and they stayed put. I love the variety of greens and the fact that it’s a bit deliberately messy. As I haven’t used glue or anything I’ll be able to reuse the ring next year. We’ve hung it in the porch and as you enter the house you can smell the freshness of it, gorgeous. I think I’ll spray it with a little water tomorrow as I think it might need this.
I’ve also iced the Christmas cake and put on the new decorations which are edible as well as a few of the old plastic ones. In the end I just decided to go for it and put everything on!! But I think it turned out really cute.
I use Tesco’s ready made royal icing which is such a relief after about 15 years of trying .. and not succeeding very well… in making my own.
Also today I made the brandy butter to go on the Christmas pud tomorrow.. I use Delia Smith’s recipe for this.
And I’ve retrieved the pudding from my cupboard ready for steaming. I usually steam it for at least an hour on the day.
On the menu tonight, unusual for a Christmas Eve for David and I to be at home, I’m making chicken liver bhuna. I’ve never made this before but it sounds nice and a little different. The recipe is here.
If the weather is clear later, we may get the telescope out and do some astronomy in the garden. For now I’m off for a little nap before the festivities of the evening and the big event tomorrow.
Cheers and A Big Waffly MERRY CHRISTMAS, stay healthy, to you all ❤️🥂🎄🎁🙂Xx