It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas13:52
Yes, you heard me correctly, Christmas is coming. I hear you saying ''but wait its still practically 2 months away''. That's perfect!
I know I'm not the only one who starts getting excited for Christmas way earlier than I should. From around mid September, I get random bursts of Christmas spirit, the Christmas songs get sung, I spend countless hours on pinterest looking at cute gifts and DIY's and crave mince pies and Christmas cake. Does anyone else do this?
I don't know about you but, as much as I love Christmas day, I prefer the build up. Whereas with Christmas day you spend with people close to you, the build up you spend with everyone and I find it so special that it brings us all together. There's people smiling everywhere you look, wrapped up in their hat and scarf's, with red noses glowing, carrying a loved ones special gift and children laughing and getting excited for father Christmas.
Earlier this week I began preparing our Christmas Cake, soaking the fruit to make them plump, and I may have bought a good few gifts - I hate the rush of leaving it till a week before. With the shops now at the point of bringing in their Christmas stock: decorations, cards and my favourite festive foods, I can't wait till Christmas is in full swing. Hopefully, some snow will begin to fall and we'll have a white Christmas!
If you're wondering, I followed Mary Berry's recipe, but did substitute a few things: rum instead of brandy, golden syrup instead of black treacle and I left out around 70g of sugar so it wasn't overly sweet when topped with marzipan.
Don't worry it won't be Christmas related blog posts from now until Christmas!