Next step

December 16, 2007 at 10:41 pm Leave a comment

I have covered my cakes in marzipan.

Also my kitchen.

Oops.

Dear lord, I’ve only realistically got a week to make a bookmark, some toffee and a pair of mittens. Aargh! Why was I not more organised?! I spend TOO MUCH TIME on internet forums.

Sorry for the heavy tone of the last post. Well, I’m not sorry really, because it was important, but I realise that being depressing is not the way to achieve whatever the hell it is I’m trying to achieve (or really to achieve anything), so while I don’t apologise for anything I thought of felt, I do apologise if it made you feel anything like I did on Friday night! Still haven’t come up with that damn list, either…

We also have a Christmas tree. There was some confusion and faffing about in the garden centre, so we aren’t actually entirely sure if it has roots or not – responsible consumer or what?! – but it is the right size and very cheerful, and if it doesn’t have roots we can get one with roots next year….

I ordered some decoration kits from the nice people over at Christmas Matters which should arrive tomorrow, so I can get started on those. So little time, so much to do….

This extract from the Song of Songs was just read out as part of the sermon on Choral Evensong.

“For now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”

Made me think of Christmas.

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Entry filed under: baking, Christmas, crafts.

"Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux" Drat that Mr Seymour!

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