And some of you may remember my Christmas cake ~ here it is iced with marzipan and Royal icing. I was really late icing it and we were in such a hurry to try it that the icing was not set properly, but it tasted delicious anyway.
Thursday, 27 December 2007
A Lucky Sixpence
The Christmas celebrations are winding down and I have a few minutes to do a quick post. Outside, the snow is falling and it looks more like Christmas than it did two days ago. We have had a quiet time at home, with time to read; go for walks and enjoy spending time together.
This year, I bought a Christmas pudding and it came with a sixpence attached to the wrapping. The tradition of putting a coin into the pudding has a long history and is intended to bring good luck to the finder. I hesitated to actually put it in the pudding, with visions of an emergency visit to the dentist, but I will keep it and hope that it brings good fortune.
I haven't seen a sixpence in many years and I suppose that I am giving away my age here when I tell you that the tooth fairy used to leave sixpence under my pillow when I was little. Happy days!
Talking of tooth fairies and dentists, look what Santa brought! A Cadbury selection box full of English chocolate treats and a tin of Cadbury's chocolate biscuits ~ yummy!