11 December 2010
Countdown To Christmas
It is that time of the year again when I start panicking that I have not got everything ready for Christmas. What have you forgotten? No presents bought that is for sure, but the thought and desire is there. Soon, I feel myself say, there's still plenty of time.
The organic turkey has been ordered from Copas via our local village shop, The Smithy in Baldersby. Christmas cake made, but I must make the marzipan and also ice it. Christmas pudding made for us, my parents and good friends. Recipe for mincemeat tweaked and new batch of mincemeat made and stirred last weekend with heavenly, boozy smells. The crib scene has been put out. I must remember to get the Christmas tree this weekend otherwise we will end out with a scraggly twig like the last few years. Our daughter's nativity play watched and enjoyed, where Emily played the part of Mary, which she has been bursting to have forever. Pantomine booked and to be watched in New Year at Newcastle Theatre Royal: Robin Hood with the fabulous father-son team of Clive Webb and Danny Adams. Lebkuchen from Schmidt & Co in Nuremburg ordered and received. Treats from Forman & Field ordered and received.
I think I will just marzipan the cake now and try and stop worrying about it.