Actually, it’s the afternoon before Christmas but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. I’m sorry to boast to readers in the northern hemisphere, but it’s a glorious day here – blue skies, red pohutukawa, all those Antipodean festive cliches coming true.
In usual fashion I am doing a lot of things at once: gardening, parenting, making panettone to this recipe for breakfast tomorrow, making Summer Pudding for dinner tomorrow night and glazing the ham. I hope your preparations are going well, or that whoever is doing the preparing for you is bearing up. Be a darling and pour them a glass of champagne, will you?
|The annual Christmas (cheese) cake-making shot|
And if things aren’t going so well, console yourself with the fact that I burned our Christmas cake yesterday. That’ll teach me for leaving it until the last minute, won’t it? Then again, maybe it won’t.
In any case, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine,