WOW - the month of December has flown by at an alarming rate. My family have been busy organising for the extended family to join us for Christmas Day, so we have been cleaning, shopping, cleaning, shopping, making, cleaning, shopping, and zooming around the carpark trying to find a parking spot - no wonder they call it the silly season!! Anyway, I think we're almost there now. All the presents are wrapped and under the Christmas tree (all except that hard-to-buy-for uncle - that is now Pete's (husband) job - poor Pete.
Samantha and Tim (my children) have made the Bon Bons. They made decorations, found some jokes, threw in a chocolate, and wrapped them all up with a cracker-pull, and they look SO GOOD! But, NO HAT?? Aunty Cathy will be so disappointed - no flat hair this year! Hee hee. Every year the kidlies make a decoration for the tree and it is so fun pulling them out of the box to put on the Christmas tree and seeing how they have progressed through the years. This year I will have to wait and see what is inside the bon bon - I'm hoping it is Tim's multi-coloured ginger-bread man who looks more like a cross between Homer Simpson and a skeleton than a ginger-bread man, or Sam's sweet little plum pudding. They also helped make a pop-corn garland which looks beautiful on our tree.
I made some tablecloths in the same way I made the apron from A Gardeners Journal - ie ripped my favourite fabric to shreds and zipped it around the edge of a tablecloth. I can't wait to see how the table will look once it is set - we're expecting about 20 people, so it should be lots of fun.
Pete is doing his part and cooking on the day. I am a hopeless cook when it comes to dinner parties. I can only do basic things. I'm not too bad when it comes to biscuits and slices, but Pete is my hero when it comes to dinner parties. He takes over and I stand back in awe (and of course help out wherever I can - you know, munch on some cheese - that sort of thing hee hee).
Anyway - I hope you all have a fun Christmas and hang up your working hat for awhile.
Take care and stay safe