Morning, everyone. After a wet start, yesterday cheered up and we had plenty of sunshine. It's dry now and the forecast is good - we seem to be having a much nicer October than September was.
I didn't do loads yesterday but I got two thirds of the washing done and dried and I went to circuits. Circuits was good, I managed OK and only coughed a little bit.
I've got quite a list of ingredients to get for the Christmas cake. My goodness, it isn't a cheap thing, is it, but just reading the ingredients makes my mouth water - it is such a good, rich thing. I'll also be looking at the dates of ready rolled icing and marzipan and get that, if possible. I ought to make my own but I don't!
I had an exchange of messages with Beth in the evening. She's got a week off next week and is away for her birthday but we will meet up when she's home and she's said she'd like to go to The Hare so that's what we will do.
Today starts off with Groove and I will go and do what I can. It's much more aerobic than circuits but we will see. Then I will come home, shower, etc, have breakfast and then pootle off to Morrisons to get everything needed for Christmas Cake day. Exciting!
This afternoon, the lovely Sharon is here to sort out the bird's nest that is my hair. I will feel loads better once she has done that, I am totally sure.
In between times, there's a bit more washing, some clearing and tidying and the ironing so I won't be bored!!
Have a great day, everyone, and be safe. xx
I'm not a great lover of Christmas cake and have never made one but goodness they are expensive to make aren't they. Weather's good here but I'm feeling a bit rough today so won't be working out in the garden.ReplyDelete
They are, very. Worth it though, I think. It's the one time of the year I have fruit cake. xxDelete
I have never liked Christmas cake, or any fruit cake to be honest so I don't usually bother. Although I do like the sound of Christmas Cake Day, there's something very traditional and reassuring about it. :-)ReplyDelete
There's absolutely no point if you don't care for it. It's a lot of hassle in that case.Delete
Traditions are comforting and reassuring, aren't they? xx
Somewhere in a book I'm sure I've seen a recipe for a frugal Christmas cake - I shall search it outReplyDelete
Interesting - is it possible? :-)Delete
I don't make my own Christmas cake now ... it's too much for me and Ced was the one who really loved it. I'll get lots of offers of cake over the holiday season and one or two slices (one from my sister and one from H's Mum) will be enough for me. I like that you have a Christmas Cake Day ... traditions like that are very important. xxReplyDelete
You only need a little bit really, don't you. Mine used to go five ways, shared out amongst the family. It's four ways now, of course. It freezes well too. xxDelete
I'm glad you're feeling better, Joy. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas cake, but I do enjoy the whole process of baking one. XxReplyDelete
Thanks, Jules. I agree that the process is great fun - and the house smells so wonderful! Also, the subsequent 'feeding' is a nice wind up to Christmas too. xxDelete
Glad you're feel a bit better. Love Christmas cake. Not the American kind of fruit cake though. It's horrible. I usually treat myself to an English one complete with marzipan and icing from an online English shop.ReplyDelete
That's the kind I make! Dark and fruity and fairly alcoholic!! What is the American kind like? xxDelete