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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Getting closer

Christmas is slowly but surely getting here. I'm ready and waiting. I rearranged my sideboard after visiting the thrift store yesterday and finding that Christmas items were half price. I added a number of Santas to my collection. Also a lovely Christmas patterned cream and sugar that I had admired on previous visits but didn't buy. At half price I had to get them.








On a totally different note..... I am not very interested in, or good at, making food in general and desserts in particular. Funny things happen to me. Just today I made a Boston cream pie ( cake) for my DH's birthday. All went well until I melted the chocolate for the top glaze and it "seized" as chocolate is known to do. I quickly got it spread ( after a fashion ) on the cake but it doesn;t drip down the sides like it's supposed to. Oh well. We'll enjoy it I'm sure but I sometimes wish I'd be able to have my food LOOK like the pictures in cookbooks or on my computer ( where I mostly look for ideas these days).

                                 The hapless baker,
                                           or should that be the hopeless baker,
                                                              Granny Marigold

5 comments:

  1. That cake looks so delicious. Your decorations are all lovely - I especially love the picture of your old sewing machine with the nativity scene on the floor.

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  2. All your Christmas decor looks so festive. I love those little honeycomb carolers! I have the worst luck making chocolate fudge, so I know how you feel. I bet the cake tasted good, even if it didn't look the way you wanted it to.

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  3. Hello! I'm popping round visiting and saying hello to all of the lovely new people who have commented on my blog recently. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. Sorry it has taken me a while to visit! Hope to see you again soon. Happy Christmas. xx

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  4. Hello! I'm popping round visiting and saying hello to all of the lovely new people who have commented on my blog recently. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. Sorry it has taken me a while to visit! Hope to see you again soon. Happy Christmas. xx

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  5. the cake will be good ):)
    love thrift stores..and those little red skirted carolers are just darling..
    so gladyou came by for a Christmas visit....

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