Well there will be no pics of the tree with the old photos on, because the darling little lights in the vase have drained the life and soul out of their friends the batteries, twice! so went into town to get some real batteries, instead of the cheaper ones used, can't get away with that sort on these little things, on the way to town called in at the lovely busy post office, what a joy, no festive cheer here, one lady asked for air mail stickers for her cards, haven't got any came the reply, won't have any for 10 days, what is the point of it all....Christmas. Anyway leaving the post office behind wandered into the chairty shop, always a cheer-up place and found these lovely objects and a piece of christmassy fabric which has been draped around the bottom of the Christmas tree, might make a skirt for next year, but looks ok for now.
Did a bit of decorating the tree with the fabric draped!
Indulged in a few new decs from Poundbury Garden Centre
to go along with these old ones from years gone by
Hubby indulged in a bit of a walk with the mad dog and came back with this, not arranged of course, but lots of greenery and holly
Decided to have a bit of a bake after the traumas of the post office, found this recipe in Grandmas book, an old newspaper clipping (The Manchester Evening News dated 1972) for pastry.
and made this mincemeat tart
enjoyed with some lovely brandy butter which was purchased from the lovely ladies from the Womens Institute... yummy
but after all that forget to get the batteries, oh well its only Christmas...