Tuesday, 5 December 2006
possibly the worst photo you will see in blogland today, but hey it is winter in Wales and there is no daylight, it is raining and raining, so I am forced to take photos indoors with flash or wobbly hand (or both) or there would be no post again today!
Anyway, the dodgy photo is of some of the seriously cute stuff on my pinboard right now. the little guardian angel my friend Julia (dear old weirdbunny) sent me in my christmas card from her, along with some other little cards and cute stuff. she also prides herself in being the first to give me a card each year, although now I have another one too (we usually have a running competition of sorts of who has got the most). The card on the left is from my sis in law Isabel, it is the most gorgeous retro wallpaper print, and i just wish i could still get wallpaper like this as i would definitely buy it for my daughters bedroom. on the right is a Mabel Lucie Atwell card which is pretty cute too. These things make me smile.
Also making me smile, Kelli sent me some pudding mixes, how lovely is she??? there were 3 but I have eaten and lost the box for the french vanilla one, but it was scrummy. The pistachio pudding she sent me in particular so I could have a go at making these pistachio cookies, definitely on my to-do list! And I have just discovered last week that I can buy the chocolate Jello brand pudding in the small american foods section in Howells (a big shop) in Cardiff, at import prices of course, but i will be getting it once in a while as a treat as we all enjoyed it, I made a biscuit base then just made it up and set it on top - yummy.
How is everyone doing witht heir christmas preparations and shopping? my corner shop still does not have their trees in, I was almost tempted just to get one at Ikea on the weekend but I resisted. and dont even ask me about writing christmas cards or present buying, I seem to only be able to function by leaving everything until the last minute then going into overdrive and running about like a headless chicken. I will let you watch though - you have that to look forward to in the next couple of weeks.