Christmas

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Yesterday we put up our christmas decorations and brought the tree in from our back yard. I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t fit through the door… DSC_0110

Prim enjoyed the tree and the tree-decorating

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Every year we go to Gran’s house for Christmas.  Yesterday Billy and I made chocolates for her.  There are about half of them on that photograph, we made some in a chocolate mould too.DSC_0149

A few days ago I made marzipan for the cake (we don’t have icing, just lots of marzipan), I’ve put the marzipan on the cake but not really decorated it yet; so far I’ve just written Merry Christmas around the edge of it.DSC_0061s

With the leftovers Billy and I made balls of chocolate dipped marzipan, but we didn’t put enough chocolate on (!) so Dad added more chocolate to them and also made chocolate brazil nutsDSC_0144s

The only christmas crafting that I can show you are the crochet snowflakes that I’ve been making over the past month or so…DSC_0153

Three of them were made using the Attic24 snowflake pattern, the rest I made up myself.  I blocked them on cardboard using a mixture of water and pva glue (thank you Hannah!), they are pretty much dry now and they look really nice when they are stiff

There has been lots of kitten-loving since we got Prim, but don’t worry, Apple and Blossom are not being neglected :)

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Have a good Christmas and a Happy new year >:o)

Oranges and Lemons (and limes)

 

Today I have taken some photos of the things that I have made/am making.  I think there are too many for one post, so I’ll show you the crafty stuff later.

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This week I made orange sorbet!  I pretty much used this recipe, except that I used three oranges.  If I do this again (and I probably will) I would use more than one orange per person, because I used three oranges and it isn’t really enough.  We haven’t eaten it yet – it’s in the freezer – but when I tested it it tasted good!

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Also this week I made lemonade.  I made this up as I went along.  It was a bit like the sorbet recipe but with more water.  It tastes fantastic!

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And finally,  these are the diabetic chocolates that I made for gran, as a thank you present for looking after our guinea pigs while we were away.

I used about one and a half bars of this diabetic chocolate in total.  They were quite easy to make, the truffles were made by mixing chocolate and ground almonds together.  Gran was very pleased with all of them! :)