Sunday, 29 November 2015

It's beginning ... look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!! I love the build up to the Big Day and as it is Advent Sunday today, Mr JK and I have spent a most enjoyable afternoon putting up the decorations. It might seem early but we have always done so on the first Sunday of Advent. I love unwrapping all our Christmassy bit and pieces, collected over many years, each with a story to tell. We only decorate the lounge, except for German candle arches in a couple of windows elsewhere in the house, so it's not over the top. We also put up the Christmas tree my Mum had when she was a child. There are still a few of the original decorations, including some angels with rather surprised expressions. They must date back to the 1930's.

naughty angels! (2)

Yesterday I baked Delia's Creole Christmas cake. The fruit had been soaking in a cocktail of alcoholic beverages for a week and the aroma was intoxicating. Once cool, I added a glazed nut topping and it's now wrapped up and put away until Christmas.

Creole Christmas cake with nut topping (3)

I do have a few bits of knitting to share with you but our internet is not behaving this evening. So I will leave you for now and try again tomorrow! xxx

first Sunday of Advent


Jennyff said...

Well I do think it's a bit early for decs but then I consider 24 December is about right.

Helsie said...

I wish I could get into the spirit but it's just too hot !

VeggieMummy said...

I love the surprised expression on that angel and your Christmas cake looks amazing. xx

PixieFoxtrot said...

Beautiful Christmas cake! And it sounds delicious.
You are very organised, something I'm so good at.

knittingsandwich said...

oh i love decorating for christmas!
and i love your little angel! so cute!!