Yesterday I was chatting to a girlfriend, we were trying to tie down a date for Holiday drinks at home, “oh that’s going to be tricky, she said, as we wind up to Christmas we’re almost fully booked”. Only an hour later, talking to someone else and she said “I’m really winding down for Christmas, and looking forward to some quiet time to enjoy friends and family”. Confusing!
So I wondered about what is going on elsewhere, and how does this play out for you and your clan? Here at MFCH we have been rushing towards the end of the year, and shipping our boutique orders as quickly as we can so that our clients receive everything in time for the holidays.
At home it’s a slightly different story. I try to prep the holidays gradually which mostly means at the weekend. Buying the trees, decorating, getting gifts, wrapping, I almost have everything ticked off, which is just as well as family are about to arrive.
I’ve tried a couple of new dessert recipes for the Holiday meals. My kids are not big fans of the traditional Christmas Pudding that I grew up with, so I try to get more innovative and have found a wonderful Tiramisu recipe that I’ll put to the test on Christmas Eve. Otherwise the poached pears is one of our seasonal favorites, along with a chocolate log. My husband is very partial to a rum baba, and I’m thinking that could be a great Christmas dessert.
And finally I have to tell you that my very best gift ever arrived this weekend, and arrived early. I am so happy to tell you that our first grandchild was born this weekend. A simply beautiful little girl, and the newest member of our family. We are ecstatic.
Whether you are winding up or down, or somewhere in between, I wish you all a very happy Holiday season, and that you enjoy some precious time with those you love most.