Just thought I'd nip by to say that I hope you all had festive fun with family and friends over the last few days, the weather has been dismal but at least it did not affect our Christmas unlike so many poor souls in the West Country.
Christmas at work wasn't too bad and the company generously provided a ton of mince pies and Quality Street. We opened our 'secret santa' gifts on xmas night, mine was a soap set and a box of chocolate dicks!!!
Boxing Day was spent at Dad's and twelve of us squashed around the table in the conservatory for a huge lunch. After which, we opened our pressies; here are a couple of mine.
I've been thinking about getting one of these for some time, and as NM kept asking what I'd like, this is what I suggested. I need to get a recipe book before using it but I thought it would be perfect for using up all those manky odds and ends in the bottom of the fridge.
You may be seeing more of me in future as I also received one of these remote camera gizmo's for self-timer photography. One thing that put me off taking shots of myself is all that fannying around with the self-timer, going to-and-fro like a dog at a fair. (as my Dad would say) Hopefully this gadget will put and end to all that but I've yet to read the instructions!
Mum was in our thoughts and much missed this Christmas, especially poignant for me was eating the last Christmas Pud she made, in 2009. Dad had laced it with even more brandy in the run up to xmas and as expected it was bloody lovely.
Tomorrow I'm at my brother's for more family festivities with my aunt, uncle, cousins and baby, but looking forward to getting back to normal after that and scouring the chazza's and jumble sales for more bargains, hopefully.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.