🎅 Christmas is coming 🎄
How do you know Christmas is (actually) coming - my first thought was the mountains of shopping people were doing in Costco yesterday, then other peoples driving - some out for first time in years - some been overly generous - some driving like *********
But what sealed it for me is a different set of selfish drivers - I was out yesterday - in a "free" car park that unsurprisingly was full - tried to reverse out of my space but was blocked by at least 8 cars looking for non-existent spaces - I get the must get in front of them mentality - but the I need a parking space - that will give me one I know I'll block then in.
Mrs F's hairdresser commented yesterday that she has put her tree up. Madness!
It won't feel like Christmas until my son comes home from Budapest (where he lives) on 22nd December.
For the first time is years, my daughter (nurse) is not working at Christmas, and as a new home owner, she (and her husband) are going to cook Christmas dinner at their house. Haven't had someone else cook my Christmas dinner for over 30 years. Exciting!
I live in a (supposedly) 100% Muslim country, so the signs of Xmas are subtle to say the least ! (Apart from on the resorts, of course).
But good timing for this question, as just yesterday I saw for the first time that some shops have started selling the traditional European seasonal cakes and Walkers shortbread.
This Panettone is bready, but delicious with a morning coffee >
But my all time fave is stollen - the sweeter and stickier the better - keep a lookout in ALDI & LIDL !
A song for the dads doing their last minute Christmas shopping.
Good luck and happy holidays to you all! ??
I assume ours it not the only house.... o/h "what do we need to do?" well the pastry and mousses take longest so do those first rest will follow...
so lets clean out cupboards and check sell by dates on stuff stuck in the back - then rehand curtains asmoving the hooks down one row on heading tape is essential (they've been up for years) but...
6 hours later pastry is been started!
I did three trips today, to the CO-OP and Aldi. ?
My brother's wife & family are big on Xmas ... £80 just on piggy n blankets!
Wow that's a lot of pigs in blankets!!
Popped over to see my sister yesterday and that was the limit of my human interaction. Traditional Christmas chili with apple crumble for pudding and TV for the late afternoon & evening. Quiet out (apart from the few idiots setting of fireworks), which is nice.
Hope you all had a good one.