It is a dark and stormy evening as I write this. We are still in recovery mode from yesterday - Purple Threads from Threads Through My Life very kindly sent me a photo or two of wreaths I'd missed - including the one on my own front door!
I went for a simple and natural look this year. Not that it shows, but there is 'snow' spray and a smattering of glitter to hopefully twinkle at night when the lights go on.Purple Threads also managed to snap a photo as the last gingerbread trees momentarily lingered on the plate - Youngest was most put out when he realised all the biscuits had been eaten and he had only had TWO! So I have promised we will make more for our Yule celebrations.
We did however get the decorations done, Youngest has been pestering me since yesterday to get the tree and the twinkly lights sorted. He was half expecting me to finish trimming the house after our crafty wreath making session but I was that tired that I put him off with a mug of tea and a mince pie - phew! But on Sunday, there was no escape.
We are still doing out taste tests with mincepies - we have tried 14 yes FOURTEEN different varieties (all in the name of fairness!) I has been a hard task but some one has to do it erhem, as I wipe away a few crumbs.