Christmas is Coming….
And where is everyone?!
Come on Stephen Keeler, come out, come out wherever you are... you've got a big fan base on this blog and I am one of them.
Great to catch up Amy, and Simon - if Amy doesn’t make it to Istanbul, we just well might so would it be all right to call upon your services too? :)
Well I just can’t believe it. Here I am in Sri Lanka with the majority population Buddhists and a sizeable number Hindus and Muslims and here we are at the beginning of December and the whole of Colombo is going mad for Christmas. Yeah, I know there are Christians too, but I just didn’t expect down town Colombo to start looking like Oxford Street one week into December! The supermarkets are sporting alcoholic hampers and churning out the oldies on the stereo. You know the ones… “I wish it could be Christmas every day..” “…lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you…” which is your favourite/most hated Christmas song? Write in and tell us. Hey, shall we do a survey – and end up with a top ten best and worst of all the commercial/traditional songs associated with Christmas? What do you think?
So, I was in the supermarket today with Pankaj buying ingredients for our housewarming party tomorrow night and there was all this bling and tat on sale and when we came out the roads were chock-a- block and it took us ages to get home and I thought to myself, this has all come at the right time for the global recession. Hmm. Will this push make us all go out and spend loads of dosh? It worked for me! We spent a fortune in the supermarket today.
Then, I felt so much in the party mood that we came back and put our tree up. I was a little worried because of Isabel but actually she has been amazing and is treating it sort of like a holy shrine and looks but doesn’t touch! She keeps gasping in awe of the fairy lights and putting her hand to her mouth and saying “wow”. I have to say, she is at a very cute stage at the moment.
Moving on… Hey guys I need some help. I am planning to make mulled wine for out party tomorrow night. I have looked on the net and there is a plethora of recipes and I just can’t make up my mind which one to follow. Has anyone got a tried and tested one they could let me have? You’re gonna have to be quick – you’ve got 24 hours to let me know. :)
That’s all for now. Looking forward to your recipes for mulled wine. Any news on Marvin yet Simon?
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