Friday, 19 December 2014
Coming home for the holidays
Whoop Whoop! Alexander is coming home for the holidays tomorrow. I have lifted a lovely piece of gammon out from the freezer and will boil it then roast it tomorrow morning. I have honey and cloves in my cupboards to stud it with before I roast it. I want the house to smell wonderful when he arrives back. We have a lovely bottle of red wine that I plan to turn into a mulled wine tomorrow night. I will put it in a pan with some slices of orange, a little bit of ginger, a couple of bruised cloves, a little brown sugar and a slug of lemonade just for a little sweetness. I am planning on warming it up on top of the log burner to add more lovely scent to the house. I think the best part of Christmas is the cooking and crafting. I love the whole shebang. The decorations, food and friends add to the whole package for me. This morning I made the best cheese scones that I have ever made and I make a pretty mean scone..... being in the WI it is kind of expected sometimes. I have also made some with currants and it has taken a mighty amount of willpower to leave them alone. I have cream whipped up in the fridge and some gorgeous strawberry jam that I made in the summer. The diet can wait until the New Year when I will take myself in hand and start a new fitness regime.... Speaking of new regimes, I am going for the old hair chopping tomorrow morning. I have decided that I will have it REALLY short. I may well regret it but I feel ready for a bit of a change and it will grow back quite quickly. I have really thick hair and it is getting a bit straw like with so much dyeing. I am aiming to 'embrace the grey' if I can stand it. Only time will tell on this point as I am not sure how I will feel when it starts to reveal itself.