Christmas Countdown

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Belated Rudolph Day Update!

A little late on this one this month! Though I haven't let the day go by without doing a little something towards Christmas.

I have made my Mincemeat as per the recipe here. I now have 2 1ltr jars in the cupboard ready for mince pies and mince buns, can't wait to make some as the house smelt lovely as I was making it.

On Monday evening I made our Christmas cake - recipe here. Again the house smelt so good it was tough not to eat it there and then. It's wrapped up in a cake tin now and over the next couple of months i'll add the odd spoonful of Brandy to it for a little extra flavour.

Sunday evening was spent making Christmas Cards, I was on a bit of a roll and had to force myself to pack everything away in the end as it was late and way past bedtime! Here are a few of them

I still have a fair few to do and though i'm a bit behind from last year I think I should be ok. Once pay day comes up this week i'll hopefully be ticking a few more gifts of my list too.


  1. you are on a roll!! Yummy mincemeat already - you are very organised!

  2. Lovely cards! I love the scent of mincemeat :)

  3. Thanks for the comments :-) The mincemeat can last up to a year once made though it doesn't often last past Christmas here!

  4. Oh I'll bet it smelled wonderful! You are getting your Christmas groove on girlfriend!!!


  5. Thanks Leann :-) I just hope I can keep up with it!