Thursday, 24 December 2009

Marzipan and mixed fruit

Here I am on christmas eve popping in to tell you that I hope you have a lovely holiday and a fabulous new year. I had high hopes of posting about fruit cake and my first attempt at Stollen but as always the season has carried me away and I have no end results to show yet.

Monday we went to London to collect some last minute gifts, tired, cold, (miraculously still laughing) and caught in a snow storm we found the stations closed, so holed up in a pub and savoured some brandy to thaw us out until we could find a train to get home. Last night I found myself drinking whisky at a punk gig, not very festive I know. Ten years ago this was not unusual, now however I safely sip my drink at the edge of the dance floor and pray I don't get knocked over or that someone or something doesn't get broken! I was there to vote for a friend taking part in a battle of the bands. Vote placed, sober and home in one piece by 10pm and they won hooray.

This afternoon more me like, I've been up to my elbows in mixed fruit, amaretto and cinnamon brownie batter. Need to get back into the kitchen and start dipping strawberries in white and dark chocolate ready to take to a friends mulled wine gathering later, I am beginning to see the seasons alcohol trend come in to full swing.

Beautiful image above by Ed Kluz available at St Judes prints

Seasons greetings and I hope to meet you all back here in 2010.


even eve said...

happy Christ-mas. the snow and brandy sounds nice.

sammy and glenn: pachadesign said...

hope you have a lovely xmas and new years too.
we will certainly be popping back in 2010, we love your blog.

sammy & glenn

{lovely little things} said...

Oh how I do wish I could just pop into London with the same ease.

Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That Christmas eve story sounds like something I wouldn't mind doing. lol!

Merry Christmas! :)

blossom said...

merry christmas xx

morgan said...

Happy holidays to you :-) And, I do hope you try to make some holiday stollen-- even if it is post christmas. It's well worth the time and effort to make.

Gypsy Purple said...

Hope you had a very merry Christmas, with lot`s of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Thank´s for a beautiful and inspiring blog!
Happy New Year

Miz.November said...

Actually, all the close quarters and noise can be quite comforting, in my opinion. Hope you have a great New Years.

Christine said...

The punk show sounds like fun! Thanks for the link to St Judes prints. I had never heard about them before and have bookmarked for future reference!

The Owl Diary said...

hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Urban Flea said...

so gorgeous! hope you had a wonderful holiday and a lovely new year!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)