I am lucky enough to taking part in Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's Online Advent Calendar.
I am Day 9.
This stitchery is one I did for an exchange. It was a lovely quick stitch as I stitched and completed it on the train to and from work in just one day!
I thought that you might like to see the sparkly tree and reindeer which graces our foyer at work.
The bigger building next door has the same tree but 10x bigger! Here I am with one of my work colleagues Kieran as we were on our way to get a coffee at one of new cool coffee places at Collins Place.
It lives in the scrapbook of recipes which I have been collecting since TraderVic and I were married in 1982. It is an Australian Women's Weekly recipe from Christmas of 1983.
Here is my tatty old recipe scrapbook:
The true beauty of this recipe is that it is cooked in an oven bag! Yes, an oven bag! It always makes two puddings and once it is made it can be kept in the fridge for weeks. And if we don't use both puddings on Christmas Day, the second one is popped into the freezer (right at the back) and it will keep there for a whole year! (Unless we host Christmas in July).
The last really great thing about it is that all you have to do is microwave it for 10 minutes on Christmas Day and it is ready! ... and it is delicious! Wow! I really love this recipe!
My dear friend Marie, of Princes Park walking fame, just gave me my Xmas present early this year as it is this awesome snow globe which lights up and snows just at the press of a button. I shut all of the shutters to take this photo so that you could get a bit of an effect. Cute, hey? It is a nutcracker which I just love - thank you dear Marie.
Anyway, I wish you all a Merry Xmas, don't forget to go to Jo's blog to check out the other days of the Advent Calendar and....