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Dec 7th, 2016

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Advent 7th Dec – Lemons and Limes

A big pile of lemons and limes with my Christmas cake in the background. There is something very festive about citrus fruit – in this case probably because they are to be made into Margaritas which I only generally have at Christmas.

Dec 6th, 2016

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Advent 6th Dec – Christmas dinner for the Cats

Last year the crackers came with some name markers. I thought the cats might like their own – so this was their plate of smoked salmon. This was after they had finished their smoked salmon (I say “their” but Tora is actually not that fond of it).

Dec 5th, 2016

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Advent 5th Dec – Frozen Loch, Frozen Sky

This was taken from the beach at Inverlounin House, right at the end of the road along the loch. It was a particularly cold morning, though I am using poetic license in saying that the loch was frozen, because as a sea loch it freezes at a lower temperature (-2) than if it were fresh. […]

Dec 4th, 2016

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Advent – 4th Dec Christmas Cake

This was my Christmas cake last year – it looks nice but it was a bit over-cooked. Actually I have to say that I am not that fond of Christmas cake anyway – it is alright – but at this time of year when there are so many other nice things around I can easily […]

Dec 2nd, 2016

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Advent 2nd Dec – Christmas Box

This was Schrodi in a box the year before last. The box had contained a vegan food assortment – but it looks better with a cat. This is not the only weird box the cats have gone for (bearing in mind the old motto – “if it fits, I sit”). A few years ago now […]

Dec 1st, 2016

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Advent 1st Dec – Sheep in the Snow

Today is 1st December and I opened my Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar – it is a seaside theme this year and seems good so far (they are always good) but afraid the one the year before last when she did the Edwardian Country House (this was at the height of popularity of Downton Abbey) will […]

Nov 26th, 2016

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Christmas Jumper

Last year my Mum and I bought Christmas Jumpers. Mine was red and I wore it on Christmas Eve. My Mum’s was blue and (as is her wont) she bought it, didn’t like it on and didn’t wear it. So I inherited it and wore it several times last year until I put it away […]

Nov 14th, 2016

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A new little friend

I bought this adorable little chap in Tessera in Castle Douglas.  This really is one of my favourite shops – it always seems to have the most innovative and original things. He is as light as a feather and all sparkly – ready to get in the Christmas mood.  Also my Mum was telling me […]

Dec 25th, 2015

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Viva Espana

My brother N prepared a fantastic Tapas buffet for Christmas Eve. He even decorated the room with Spanish flags, red and yellow balloons and (this was a nice touch) matching tulips. We had (amongst other things) manchego cheese, jamon serrano, quince jam, broad beans cooked with spinach, chorizo with mushrooms, chicken croquettes, chorizo sausage rolls, […]