Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What says Christmas to you

I'm from the UK and nothing says Christmas like Betty's Christmas fruit cake. Now I think the ole fruit cake gets a bad name over here. Yorkshire cake is full of brandy, rum, huge chunks of marzipan and icing. Ohh man, so good so good so good.

And mine arrived in the am and is half gone!

My kids like the cake. It makes them sleep. Mummy like the kids getting boozed up on Christmas cake! And before I get the storm of angry emails - they booze is flavour and not real stuff.

Now I have a new traditions. Shoes. We got the kids new shoes at Macy's today. Sparkly silver ones for Mimi and solid black ones for Mr Pip. I think, from now on, we shall get new shoes for Christmas (and Hanukkah).

What a lovely time of year :-)


  1. Have a great time in this season. Welcome christmas.

  2. Hey, I'm not opposed to a good fruitcake. It's the dry, icky ones that end up as door stops. I love the idea of new shoes for Christmas!

    Poor Scout needs new sneakers badly. I have nice new SHOES for him, but I don't permit him to wear them outside lest they become muddy. My delay is that he has XX wide feet (seriously) and the ONLY shoes that fit him are from Stride Rite - which is not very near our home. But if I don't go soon, his toes will pop out the top of his old sneakers!

    Oh, and what say Christmas to me: twinkly lights in the livingroom, a cup of cocoa in hand and Christmas music softly playing as I snuggle under a blanket on the couch.