Saturday 24 December 2016

My Christmas Guest

This is Rufus, he is a bit camera shy, seconds before I clicked he was sprawled out with Ben. Perhaps I will be able to get a sneaky pic later when they have had their walk.

I am all snug inside with knitting and tea to hand, the weather is dry but there is still a chilly wind.

I hope that you are all settled and prepared for tomorrow, I have it all under control. The only job left is to get puff pastry out of the freezer for sausage rolls and cheese and chutney puffs.

There will be no mad dash to the shops for forgotten items, if I haven't got it we will not have it. The supermarkets will be open on Boxing Day and I am certain there will be a steady stream of Dads looking for batteries. In my home village the Mace market used to open on Christmas morning for 3 hours, he would sell just about every battery in the shop and dozens of packs of eggs, bags of plain flour and lard (Yorkshire pud anyone).

He had customers from as far afield as Cromer and Norwich, he also sold out of all the boxes of chocolates and fancy biscuits, for emergency presents he thought.

On that note I will say toodle pip, have a good day tomorrow and don't panic. It is meant to be a day of peace and goodwill, there is no need to try to be Wonder Woman. The one year that I ruined the bread sauce and caramelized the parsnips I met a moan with the words " Great, you can cook next year. In fact you can plan, shop and do the whole thing."

                            TTFN                                Pam


  1. Have a lovely Christmas Pam, x

  2. Hello Rufus....aren't you a cutie.

    Everything here foodwise is now done so I just need to have a wipe round in the kitchen and mop the floor.
    There are a couple of gifts to wrap for Roz (DD) and Smudge after which all of the gifts need bringing down from the attic.
    Evening plans are a shower, tea and then a film watching session....Love Actually and The Holiday....bliss.
    Have a very Happy Christmas Pam.

  3. Rufus is a handsome chap!

    Have a lovely day tomorrow. Happy Christmas and best wishes.

  4. There are 2 convenience stores open tomorrow in the precinct near us- Mad

  5. A very Happy Christmas to you Pam and warmest wishes for the new year! xx

  6. That is good advice Pam! Thank you! What a sweet looking guest you have. Hope everything turns out just perfect for you. Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. Very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    God bless.

  8. Have a lovely Christmas Pam. Rufus is adorable. Why do dogs always look uncomfortable when faced with a camera! Jane xx

  9. Merry Christmas and a very happy, health new year to you.

  10. Aww Rufus is a darling x Have a lovely day xx MERRY CHRISTMAS x

  11. Wise words! Rufus is lovely, Have a great Christmas. :) xx

  12. What a gorgeous face he has.


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