Sunday, December 20, 2009

This is my Christmas

My Christmas is red and green! It's hot and sunny, and Millie turned two last month, so is really getting into it this year. Here she is with her hairy grass man, all dressed up for the season. My cake is resting and hopefully fabulous, and this week I will be making spiced red cabbage, fruit mince tarts, veloute gravy to freeze for the big day, and gingerbread cookies. Love and blessings to you all this Christmas. Jen

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The hottest days of the summer so far...

...and I'm working on the computer and cooking a Christmas cake! Yes simultaneously - after all, I am woman, hear me multi-task. It's my first Christmas cake and it's fair to say I'm nervous. After all there's no testing it until the gathered throngs cut into it in 15 days time. I am playing it safe I think - it's made with condensed milk and how can any rich fruity brandy soaked cake fail with that secret ingredient? Also I got to take a medicinal spoonful straight from the tin, something I've not done in about 20 years. IT'S SO GOOD!!

Meanwhile, work - resizing a game I did two years ago. One of the operators needs a wider game and who are we to argue! It's not easy remembering all my logical thought processes of yore regarding saving, naming and so on. But I'm nearly there. Here is my main character, you can tell he's a ladies bee. Think Barry White as soundtrack.x