Sunday, 22 December 2013
From tomorrow, everything is going to get crazy. My sister's family and their in-laws are spending a few days at our house and it will be Such Fun and somehow I will make it through this. The tree has been up since the beginning of this week, decorated by some new LED flashing lights that my dad unexpectedly bought. I asked him if he was jealous of all the neighbours' flashing displays. He said "not any more."
We've had the same tree and decorations for literally as long as I can remember. They aren't posh but they are familiar. I also cut out some intricate paper snowflakes to decorate my parents' bedroom with. Six-pointed, obviously - I like my snowflakes to be scientifically correct as possible.
This morning I also made some strawberry and blueberry muffins. They're pretty good, though they stick to the paper cases rather a lot, which is annoying. I don't know if oiling the inside of the cases will help with that?? I was adventurous and went with a recipe in a cookbook my friend S gave me so they taste totally different to my normal cake, so that's exciting.
Yesterday I went with a couple of quartet friends to a Christmas market, which was a lovely day out. I didn't really buy anything but I really enjoyed spending time with cool people. So all in all I'm enjoying my weekend of calm. I hope you are too.