Good morning, everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. The weather here was surprisingly lovely - pretty chilly but bright, sunny and cheering. Unfortunately, the new week has started off with what might be freezing fog; by that I mean it is certainly foggy and it might be freezing by the time daybreak comes. Quite pretty but nasty to drive in so please take care if you have to go out.
I didn't get an awful lot done yesterday but it was very pleasant, all the same. I popped to Morrisons, supposedly for some fresh fruit as I was getting a bit short but ended up with more than I had planned. They had reduced their packs of battery powered coloured lights - small pack of ten or twenty - to a silly amount so I got some.
The diary is completely blank today so I have pencilled in 'gingerbread' and 'biscotti'. Both can be made and frozen, in the case of the biscotti after the first bake and slicing. I'm also umming and ahing about making some more of the very popular Delia's vegetarian sausage rolls using a portion or two of the quick puff pastry I made some days ago. Beth and I had some on Christmas Tree Day and I'd like to drive over to Dad's with some before Christmas. He will be fine with all the usual Christmas stuff, getting it himself through internet ordering, but these are home made and part of our family tradition. I'll have to use wholemeal bread rather than white for the inside mixture but that's OK.
That's more or less about it for today really. I will stay warm and dry and I hope you are able to as well. Take care!
Day seven of the Blogmas Musical Advent Calendar and it's another from Out of the Ark - one of my personal favourites from them. I still remember a stunning performance (not this one) given by the Junior School at their carol service the year after I retired; they obviously loved it very much.
'Child in a Manger Born' from Songs for Every Christmas - enjoy.