Hello, Just popping in to say I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and aren't feeling too full of festive food!
I didn't mean to be away from my blog for so long, but put my back out just after my last post and spent about 10 days unable to do much other than mope about feeling sorry for myself and trying everything to get rid of the pain. When it's happened before it usually lasts a couple of days so I was pretty fed up until Christmas Eve when it finally felt ok again. Oh! the relief :)
Anyway, I managed to wrap the presents, but didn't get round to taking any photos. I made some bottles of Orange Liqueur which turned out really yummy. Also some candles in mugs, sugar body scrub and some bags of the Amaretti fridge cake that I made last year. It was fun making more gifts this year and avoiding the town centre.
We've had a nice lazy time, watching TV, eating too much and I've been working my way through the books I received and thinking what to do with the lovely fabric. Isn't it pretty?
Kaffe Fassett's books are always on my wish list. Such a lot of beautiful eye candy at a very drab time of year. This one was inspired by The Swedish village of Skansen which looks like a wonderful place to visit.
Jamie Oliver's very inspiring too. I just love his simple but tasty style of cooking. There's loads of things I'm looking forward to trying in this book. I made a start by going through all the herbs and spices in the cupboard and re-stocking the basics. Of course that led to cleaning the shelves and re-arranging everything, but it's great to have clear out every now and then!
Best wishes for the New Year and lets hope all this rain makes way for a bit of sunshine soon!