It's all about Christmas in the Clark family.
The Christmas puddings are made and smell amazing. I managed to steam them both in Thermione, one in the simmering basket and one in the Varoma on top (if you've got a Thermomix, you will know what I mean) which was great space saving. I'll do the same when warming one of them up on The Day.
For now, as the recipe isn't a 'keeping pudding' recipe, they will go into the freezer, well wrapped and I have cut one of them up into wedges to make it more 'accessible'.
And Beth has put up her Christmas Tree. She wanted sparkle and brightness in her living room. Dad helped her make it and I think this must be the seventh or eighth year she's put it up - maybe more thinking about it. A great space saver when space in limited.
Isn't it lovely?
I'm getting excited about my tree - twelve days to go before Christmas Tree Day. Not long.
Today is same old. Circuit training and then tuition. Maybe I could find an excuse to go somewhere this morning before circuits - if excuse is needed.
Or I could stay home and work out my Blogmas carols. Yes, maybe I will do that.
It's cold today - stay warm, everyone, stay safe and be happy. xx
Such a pretty tree and perfect for any shortage of floor space.ReplyDelete
Have a good day
Thanks, Sue. Even in a photo, it looks nice. In real life it's gorgeous. Beth calls it 'the pagan shrine'! :-)Delete
Pud and cake look scrumptious!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely idea Beth's christmas tree, looks really special and also such a lovely memory of her granddad too.
Thanks. They smell so lovely!Delete
It's clever, isn't it. You see them in shops now but Beth's was first. lol!
Fabulous Christmas tree very inventive puds and cake look yummy enjoy your day xReplyDelete
Thanks. They're all tucked away out of sight now! No point flirting with temptation!Delete
You enjoy your day too.
Oh that pudding does look yummy, very sensible to put it away! Beth's wall tree is gorgeous. xxReplyDelete
< grin > I can see the family 'mouse' taking few nibbles otherwise!Delete
It is lovely, isn't it? The girl has style. xx
Her tree looks lovely, a posh version of my twigs and tinsel version of the last few years. I wonder what I should do this year?ReplyDelete
I love the look of Christmas cakes and puddings and really wish I loved the taste of them too. Yours look amazing.
Thanks, Sue, what a shame you don't like them. Mind you, better for the figure!Delete
I look forward to reading what you will do.
I do love Beth's tree and your pudding looks absolutely delicious.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to you carol selection this year! xx
:-) Well, just to warn you, there's be a lot of duplicates from last year - favourite carols remain favourite. But I enjoyed listening to a few yesterday! :-)Delete
I suppose, then you think of all the deliciousness that goes into a Christmas pudding or cake, it's going to be lovely and, personally, I much prefer using Cointreau to brandy. All that lovely, festive citrusness. Mmmmmm.
Hi, I am new to your blog. Your cake looks delicious; I hope it tastes as good as it looks in the photo.... A few more days left at Christmas. You may also visit my blog in your leisure time.ReplyDelete
Hi, and welcome. I hope so too, it certainly smells great! Thanks.Delete
I am thinking of putting up my tree this weekend, well at least the one downstairs. I might have to hide the upstairs one I want to purchase for a bit, but as it will only be a small one I hope it doesn't take up too much room.ReplyDelete
I love Beth's tree. What a neat idea.
I suppose one could always take the view that if it does take up a bit too much room, it is only for a very short time.Delete
Your cake looks amazing. I'm a little disappointed not to have baked one myself now. XReplyDelete
Aw - well, there's always another time. You have plenty on your plate right now. xxDelete