Hello again! I hope you have had a lovely Christmas! Here we enjoyed ourselves very much, just the five of us. We'll be catching up with our families over the next couple of days. Our Christmas lunch went very well, with my traditional table decoration made with garden foliage and the crab apples which I bought from the market.
The damson gin which I made back in August was a success and I'll definitely make it again.
As a vegetarian family our traditional Christmas lunch is a Creamy Chestnut Pie. My mum found this recipe for me over 20 years ago when I first became a vegetarian from her weekly magazine, and I've been making it ever since. It's got nutmeg and sherry in it and is delicious.
As usual we set our pudding alight, but few of us have the room to eat it.
We had some fun games of Scrabble, but play was halted for a short while when Clover decided that the Scrabble box was just the place for a little rest.
It has been a lovely couple of days, relaxing and festive here, but today we're ready for a proper venture outside. A good deal of Britain had snow yesterday; we had rain, although it is noticeably colder now. This morning the sun is shining and I had a bracing walk outside in the bright cold air. I enjoy this part of the Christmas break very much as we're all off work and school/university, and can please ourselves for a few days. I'm still enjoying the sparkle of Christmas, but am looking forward to the New Year as well.
I hope that you're able to spend some time relaxing too.