My Christmas message

Do you want to know what I was doing at 6am yesterday morning? I was ironing a tablecloth. Actually, I was ironing two tablecloths, after discovering the first one was sporting red wine stains. Then I ironed an apron and a shirt. Actually, I ironed two shirts, after having a ‘what to wear’ crisis. Then I cleaned the kitchen, swiped away a few cobwebs, took the Small Girl to nursery and made a mad dash through the supermarket.

The reason for all this housewifeliness was that I was getting ready for a video shoot at our place – a spur-of-the-moment ‘let’s make a Christmas food video for work’ sort of thing. You can see the results here. Please pay special attention to the tablecloth.

As a disclaimer, I have to explain that the reason I look panicked in the intro is that the videographer had just got a call to a press conference across town and we had to film it in about two minutes. It was fun though. Sort of. At least now I can understand why the Queen always looks a bit frosty in her Christmas message. She’s probably been up early ironing…



  1. December 19, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    bloody lush!… look at you and your stylish kitchen and sunshine and fabulous TV face!…

  2. December 19, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    I was so entranced, I forgot to look at the tablecloth!

  3. December 19, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Lovely film – even lovelier tablecloth. I'm impressed. I'd like to cook outside on Christmas day but I fear it may be a little too chilly around here. I have played the 'name five great something or others in movie history' before now. Violins, trees and briefcases were pretty easy, for instance, but tablecloths is rather difficult. I can only think of 2 (maybe 3) and I'm not saying what they are in case I have to play this round for real at some point.

  4. December 19, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    love seeing you! everythign looks fabulous and delicious. i am hoping we have nice enough weather to at least cook outside – hopefully eat! who knows in hobart…
    happy christmas and see you in the new year!

  5. December 20, 2012 / 1:06 am

    Stylish kitchen? Err, Dom, were you watching the right vid?
    But thank you all for making me feel like less of a dork x

  6. December 20, 2012 / 1:10 am

    look at YOU !! that lamb looks like a winner x happy christmas lucy x

    ps – forgot to look at or notice the tablecloth you could of saved yourself 10 minutes effort love ….

  7. December 20, 2012 / 6:19 am

    Oh Lucy – look at you! Lovely to see you. Now I know what to picture when I'm reading! I'm totally going to make that whole meal in the new year. Perfect for a summer Barbie with friends. I'm getting out of Christmas dinner as we'll be having it at my mother in laws place. I'll be making the bonbons/crackers. More my expertise!
    Have a wonderful Christmas Lucy!

  8. January 5, 2013 / 1:47 am

    finally got around to looking at the vid – lovely to see you and your kitchen – I am particularly impressed with your way of breaking up the chocolate – must try it because it looks fun 🙂

  9. January 5, 2013 / 1:48 am

    oh and I meant to say that I don't own an iron and I couldn't find our christmas table cloth this year so you seem to be doing well in my book

  10. December 4, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    wow, such a beautiful vid, nice one. I enjoyed this post and watching the vid 🙂

    My merry Christmas wishes to you and everyone in your family.

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