Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve

Emily still has a cold, but fortunately it doesn't seem to have developed into anything worse. We've had a very pleasant Two Days Before Christmas, with lots of baking, playing board games, festive music and fun TV watching, as well as manic pressie wrapping.

This morning Emily and I made a yule log cake, complete with marzipan holly and presents, and some scrummy mince pies; it's traditional now to bake the family Christmas tree on Christmas Eve morning, lol.

This afternoon we spent a while in the garden with the kittens, took some pictures of our outdoor Christmas lights and generally got excited :-)) Emily has just gone to bed, after writing a note for Father Christmas and leaving it, along with a mince pie, a glass of red wine and a carrot, on the hearth downstairs. She heard sleigh bells from outside just as she was settling down into bed, for the third year running. I think Santa must stop off in Scotter for some veg for the reindeer before going on up to Scotland. Daddy missed hearing the bells, again!!!

Looking out of the window just now it's turning into a peaceful, if rather fog bound night. They'll need Rudolph's nose tonight, I should think! Merry Christmas, everyone!


Lucy said...

Love the log :) Glad you're feeling better.

Jules said...

Great yule log. I hope you had a very happy Christmas :o)