Saturday 24 December 2011

Grand Designs

kevin mccloudEat your heart out, Kevin McCloud! My girls have come home and they have been building a house of their own.

Steph was up bright and early, and working in the kitchen on the gingerbread house. She used Martha Stewart’s recipe [of course]



Everything carefully measured and cut out. Then assembled, and supported whilst the icing ‘mortar’ dried



DSCF2980Then in the evening, Steph invited Liz to help her decorate the finished house. Much better than my feeble attempt. And probably it will be much more edible too. [I shall stick to knitting dogs instead!] They didn’t use all the sweets though. I suspect they will eat them later!

The other thing that happened yesterday was the Carol Singing at Cherry Tree Gifts.

The rain was coming down very heavily – and nobody else from church turned up apart from John and Carol [plus DIL Rachel, who has come with two friends from Ratby Band to provide music]


Fortunately there were plenty of others there, including a good number of teenagers, and we sang carols on and off for two hours!

We stood inside the shop, as it was too cold and wet outside.

Sarah served tea, coffee and mulled wine, and people were very generous in contributing to our Christmas charity collection.

Just Midnight Carols and Christmas Morning Service now – and then Bob is officially on holiday for a week!


  1. Hi Angela!
    The gingerbread house is perfect!
    I'm glad you and Bob will have a week of vacation!
    Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family,

    Gill in Canada


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