I’ve had a great day.
I went on a walk with Martin to work and instead of just rushing back I went down to the sea and just stood and watched for a while, peaceful and beautiful.
Then we got the pre-Christmas cleaning up done – all the children joined in and so did Caleb who, unfortunately for him, was around to help out!
We had a bit of time to spend making a few decorations and some gingerbread trees and snowmen followed by a quick spot of lunch.
Then we had friends over to decorate gingerbread houses. Jonathan made a gingerbread camp site complete with a fire and an abominable snowman. Val was quite sure we had made a brilliant gingerbread city. There were a lot more sweets at the start than managed to end up on the houses!
I also got some mulled apple juice going , non-alcoholic but with a little kick from some Rochester dark ginger drink and while the icing was setting (we used Mary Berry’s royal icing method and it was brilliant) we made some decorative stars.