We are in TOTAL Christmas mode here! We had hordes of cousins and friends here eating, drinking and making merry on Friday night with crepes and strawberries an whipped cream for brekkies (and sausages, and eggs, and blueberries, and gallons of tea and coffee...) Our overnight guests braved the SNOW and left for Surrey this afternoon.
My sister and her husband were on their way today, with the TIRAMISU, and they had to turn back after 5 hours of ice and jacknifing trucks and not being able to see where the road is. DISASTER! and who is going to eat this roast beast? It will have to be frozen till THE party on Tuesday. What is the best way to freeze a roast beef, internetties? Can this be done without ruination and wailing?
Charlotte and Venus are coming tomorrow. They are vegetarian, which does not help at all with the roast beast situation. But they are favourite cousins extraordinaire!
Yesterday, I went to buy our Real Tree. With smelly smells and piney needles. They were sold out. So I said "Never mind, when Ailis and Dan get here we'll get one." and they aren't making it! Charlotte said "Well, we have a teeny weeny plastic tree, we'll bring it just in case" and we've decided not to have a crisis over a Christmas tree, so what will happen? Stay tuned!
Yesterday a taxi driver asked me, "So why Bournemouth?" and I said "Because it never snows in Bournemouth..." he said it's obviously our fault, all this snow. January was the only snow in 17 years... this month it's the worst snow in 20.
But it sure is pretty!