Sunday, 21 November 2010

34 Sleeps to go....

It was ward conference today, which was wonderful.
The talks were fabulous and the children behaved wonderfully.
I am looking forward to next week because it is the primary presentation, and then the week after we get to start singing Christmas carols!!!

The weather report (the Met Office and for this week is suggesting we may get snow by the end of the week and the cold front will last for the next couple of weeks, if it has to be cold then bring on the snow!!
Especially as we are now proud owners of a sledge! David will be hunkered on a snow-topped hillside with his new notebook calling China on the phone as the children shoot down the hill! Got to love working from home!

We had eggnog (non-alcoholic of course) today which was lovely and looking forward to having more over the coming weeks (hence the weight gain during the holiday season)! It is so easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious!

12 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 litre double cream
mixed spices

Separate the eggs, cream the yolks and half the sugar and put aside, beat the whites and the rest of the sugar to peaks (blancs au bec d'oiseau) then put them aside too, then whisk the cream until it peaks. Combine the whisked ingredients in a large bowl, adding milk until the consistency is good for you (we like ours a little thicker so maybe add only 1/2 to 1 litre of milk) then add vanilla, nutmeg and mixed spices to taste. Simple yet satisfying!

(recipe based on the one from

I have to say it was lovely today to drop David off on the way home(we drop other people home on our way home) so he could get dinner and a fire started.
There really is nothing better than coming home to a nice open fire and dinner ready, especially when it has been raining and it has to be said very cold out.

This week is very much a week of preparation and planning, I have to make David's Christmas gifts and some gift hampers. I also have four stockings to make... should be interesting!
Not to mention the napkin holders and swags.
Going to be a busy few weeks.... can't wait!

Oh and possibly most importantly finish our Christmas "cards". Look out for those in the next couple of weeks, once they are given out I will post about them.

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