Hi guys! :)
God, isn't this weather terrible? I planned on going to find some pine cones and twiggy things to decorate the Christmas tree, but it's just too miserable to go anywhere unless necessary :/
One day this week i will be going to find some, whatever the weather!
I've been busy making decorations to sell at the Coffee Morning next Thursday, i promise i shall put more details in a post next week
I've been making quite a few of these little angels, also to sell
I've also crocheted some little Christmas puddings , but the photo has disappeared.
I spent a very pleasant hour organizing the pantry/bookshelf and popped everything in jars that i had saved just for this :) i love re-using things :) and it all looks nice and neat and tidy (though it probably won't last!)
I've also got some apple cider vinegar on the go, it smells delicious! I love it as it's a great natural cleaner
We also finally got the fence fixed! Hip Hip Hooray! After 8 months of waiting for the housing association to sort it they finally got round to it!
It looks very strange now after seeing it down for so long.
I've also been making mulled cranberry juice
I LOVE mulled cranberry juice. It's much cheaper than wine, and just as delicious
I had some Schwartz mulled wine spice sachets left from last year, but the basic recipe is:
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
200 ml water
500ml of cranberry juice
a smidge of lemon juice
one orange, sliced thinly
1/2 tsp of honey
2 cloves- or a smigden of ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (or a cinnamon stick if you have one at the time)
a pinch of ground ginger
(You can also make some home made spice sachets from coffee filters, instructions here)
Combine all ingredients in one large pot
Bring to boil and let it gently simmer for 10 minutes
Serve in a pretty glass and enjoy :)