24 mini advent stockings for Kath and Mary Grace.
It was a close call but I managed to get these in the post before the 1st December!
Cooking with Benedict.
White chocolate, peppermint shortbread.
Cinnamon rolls for St Lucia day.
These were a real hit with the kids and I did manage to find the English translation for the St Lucy song, but both Pip and I were not well enough to sing it! Maybe next year :-)
A family favourite ~ star mince pies.
We also dropped some of these off to our homeopath, who was involved in an accident on her bike and suffered several fractures :-(
In addition to all the regular house hold stuff, craft making for the shop and Christmas prep, there was a note from school late last week concerning a CAFOD fundraiser. It was a wear a Christmas jumper day and make a donation to this Catholic charity.
Cue mum working hard in the loft room, but the smile on girlies face was worth all the effort:
A Walking Nativity!
'Cos Jesus is the reason for the season, right?!
And the extra bonus was winning first prize in her year group.
Every year I try to keep things low key but every year I get caught up with all the external pressures and like others I feel frazzled with it all. I wouldn't mind but in the real sense of the word, Christmas is actually more than just one day! It is a season lasting from the day itself to the epiphany on the 6th January, so a whole twelve days of celebration. So I am trying to find a small oasis of peace in uplifting music, wise words and appropriate programming, in short trying to make the most of advent.