Your comments yesterday helped me feel more positive; thank you!
Daughter has decorated the table beautifully and I’m enjoying lashings of butter on this crumpet with a milky cup of tea just before I make the trifle. I located the tablecloth in the barn amongst the dusty boxes of detris and washed it last night – phew! (I say tablecloth… it is merely a 3m length of cotton fabric from a haberdashery which I never got around to hemming, but we won’t worry about that – even if mother does 🤣).
Man of the Woods is excelling himself in the kitchen today – he’s made one of Jamie Oliver’s stuffing dishes and the house smelt divine as he was doing so. We both enjoy watching all the Christmas cooking programmes but whereas I forget the content the minute the credits have finished, he makes mental notes and re-creates some of the masterpieces.
Rather than worry he is taking over my space or role in the kitchen, I have found being his sous chef a most agreeable pastime 👏🏼
When he not on a tractor, he has cooked me many a meal this last year, with words like “No, it’s ok, I want to – you keep writing.” … I don’t think it gets any better than that for support does it?
I’ve enjoyed wrapping presents for the parents… and cleared the kitchen of clutter and discovered a whole windowsill underneath!
In the absence of sherry, I’ll use toffee vodka to soak into these blueberry muffins. I’ll cheat with tinned fruit and carton custard because my second of four dates with Daniel Craig is not far off and I wish to give him my full attention… one each of his four films on consecutive nights, starting last night with Casino Royale …
I’m an emotional soul and know that many of you have followed my ramblings for a year now and have not left my side and I feel grateful for that and have loved getting to know you. It is my ambition to present to you a fiction novel at some point and I make this pledge that alongside my writing buddy over at ALittleBookProblem I shall continue my efforts to finish the first draft and edit it to the best of my ability before submitting it throughout 2019. If I get no nibble with a traditional route, I will consider self-publishing but won’t be rushing into that as would want to get it right first time.
His stuffing is cooked and will simply be heated up tomorrow – it smells amazing 🎄👌🏼
I wanted to send you festive wishes from a more positive place and hence this extra post! Have a wonderful 25th December everyone and let’s not forget what we are celebrating 💫
(It’s ok, Joseph is round the back, cooking for his wife and son)
PS Bollocks. Don’t get side-tracked on social media when you’ve got pigs in blankets in the oven 😂😂