Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope you all have a great festive season with friends and family.
I am sorry it has been short on posts for the last fortnight but both Maus and I have been hit with a bug that is going around Perth. It is a strange time of the year to get a bug but, there you go. The main symptom, apart from the normal aches and pains, is feeling extraordinarily exhausted all the time. I am feeling better now but dear old Maus is still poorly. She is having a rest right now. I hope she feels a bit better tomorrow.
Also, as is usual this time of the year, we have been busy visiting and entertaining. This has entailed a lot of cooking. It’s been mostly simple fare and old favourites this year as when you are not well you don’t need the added stress of new or complicated recipes.
Amazingly, because of the above, I have barely put the computer on in the last fortnight. I have been reading everyone’s posts but on my phone so haven’t been leaving any comments. I will remedy this in the new year.
At least, we are all prepared for tomorrow: the turkey is thawing, the stuffing and cranberry sauce made, the dessert all prepared and vegetables picked. And I am off to make some shortbread now. It should be a nice day – not too hot.
We have been listening to Christmas carols and songs for two days now. It gets us in the mood. All I can say is we have an odd assortment of Christmas music, some good but mostly bad. If I hear “I’ll be home for Christmas” one more time, I will expire. I think it is on every Christmas CD we own and … I hate it. My favourite this year is Santa has been drinking lemonade all night by Ali McGregor. It is such fun. It is on her CD, A Very Jazzamatazz Christmas. I spotted it in JBHiFi the other day.
In the last fortnight, we have also had the excitement of an old apricot tree falling over and nearly engulfing our Perth house (this photo was taken from the back door). Luckily, all was well, with minimal damage.
Thank you for stopping by my blog during the year. I really appreciate it. Lots of love and kisses.