Running a little late today. I have been baking more peanut biscuits for Mr E, and doing my online Christmas shopping, so easy! And what remains will be shopped for locally.
We went to York last week.
And after a lovely Christmas lunch we went for a stroll along the river and the sun came out just as we reached Clifford’s Tower. From there we went to the Christmas market which was heaving with folk.
This jolly elf was dancing while he worked, and I did get to sample some mulled wine.
As the weather was alright on Sunday I bestirred myself and had a woodland walk.
Which just so happens takes me right past my Dad’s old house so I had a good old nose at what the new owners had done. New roof, new windows, whopping great extension, moved the greenhouse. Suffice to say. made it their own and it no longer looks like Dad’s home. So my memories are my own now.
Does that make sense?
Tuesday I made my
Boxing Day Spicy Fruit Chutney.
The instructions read to heat till the cranberries pop then add the rest of the ingredients and I have to say they made a jolly good pop, and the house was filled with a lovely smell of spicy fruit, whereas I smelted of vinegar and needed a good wash.
The rest of the week has been about tidying and cleaning, not my favourite way to spend a couple of days but needs must occasionally.
Now I dare say many of you read Tialys post about the fund-raising she did for the twilight home for elderly dogs and that some of her lovely crochet dogs had not sold. I just knew that the French bulldog had to come to England and I asked Tialys if he was for sale, and she said she would just send him to me, she normally just asks for a donation to the dogs home. Here he is, and isn’t he so cute?
Currently living on the dressing table in our bedroom. Look carefully and you can what I look like when concentrating, oh dear.
Anyway Pierre, did I tell you he said his name was Pierre, is settling in just nicely. And of course I have made a donation to the Twilight dog’s home.
And I have discovered that I can knit donkeys for a donkey rescue centre.
As to the black/white cardigan for Toddler J , I am on the right front border and collar now. There may be a finish this month.
I am hoping that the weather is ok this weekend and we can visit a beautiful house decked for Christmas.
So have you plans for treats this weekend. Do tell, please.