Thursday, 19 December 2019

My Favourite Things . . . 
These are a few of my favourite things.  Maybe some of them are yours also!  A few of the things which catch my eye, inspire me, pluck at my heart strings, make me smile, or that I just enjoy. I hope that they will do the same for you.  


 I am loving the way my Christmas Cake turned out this year.  I share a tutorial on how I did it here. Needless to say it was really easy as I am no confectioner.  I was quite pleased with the results. 


This will always be my favourite however.  What can I say, I love gingerbread man anything! 


Baking Christmas Cookies.  I don't really do many these days because there is just the two of us, but when my children were growing up December was a flurry of Christmas baking. 


Dainty rings  . . .  I think they are so elegant . . . 


 Frosty landscapes  . . . 


Reindeer  . . .  they have their work cut out for them next week! 


Little German or Austrian villages in the winter  . . .  so picturesque . . . 


 Sugar dusted donuts  . . .  impossible to eat without getting the sugar everywhere. 

Hobbits . . . 


Shimmer shadow  . . . although my days of shimmering are long past  . . .  

Anything with Jimmy Stewart . . . . and Donna Reid . . . 

These mittens . . .  so beautiful  . . . 

Snowy nights  . . . . 


Mistletoe kisses  . . . 

The Holiday  . . .  such a cute little Christmas movie  . . .  


The art of Alexy Kondakov.  He juxtaposes great art into modern scenes to create fascinating collages. 

Christmas Socks  . . . 


Pie . . .  just about any kind of pie . . .  sweet, savoury and in-between  . . . 


Cruffins  . . . 

Pepparkakor  . . .  Swedish Ginger thins  . . .  incredibly moreish . . .  

The nutcracker  ballet . . . 

What are some of your favourite things at this time of year? 

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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Loving people
live in a loving world.
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I had the nicest gift delivered yesterday from the people at Seafresh.  With a nice card attached, in appreciation for all the recipes I have shared this using highlighting their lovely fish.  Fish is so expensive these days, but we love it and we love theirs.  Now Todd has some nice smoked salmon to enjoy over the holidays as well as some Dressed Cromer Crab.  I will serve that to him on Christmas Eve and he will be thrilled.  It all looks very lovely and I am so very grateful for having been given such a lovely package!

I really hope that you have a great day.  It was raining cats and dogs when I got up this morning, havevn't checked to see if it still is.  I had wanted to maybe catch the bus and go into town today to see the Christmas Market.  They will be taking it down soon! (If not already).  I missed it completely last year and I am afraid I might do the same this year.  Whatever you get up to, don't forget! 

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And I do too!     



  1. Dear Marie, lots of wonderful Christmas/winter favourites! Your cakes are beautiful. I love the clever way you decorated the gingerbread-themed one. And one of Santa's reindeer. Handsome fellow! I hope you do make it into town to see the Christmas market. Maybe it's not too late. Smoked salmon for Todd on Christmas eve. And those beautiful lacy mittens. Enjoy your day. Hope the rain stops. Hugs, Elaine

    1. Thanks so much Elaine! I hope its not too late also. Thank you for the lovely card you sent. Is that your handiwork? Beautiful! Did you get mine? xoxo

    2. Hi Marie, no, a dear friend makes cards and she gave me half a dozen as a gift. Only special people get them and you certsinly qualify. Haven't received your card yet but I'll be looking forward to receiving it. Thanks so much. I love getting Christmas cards. Hugs, Elaine.

    3. Well, its very lovely Elaine. Your friend does a wonderful job! I love to get post also! xoxo

  2. I am very hapy the company sent you traets.I think if anything..apart from all the commercialism..:( Christmas is a time to say..Thank you.. and they are saying thank you to you.
    The posts you do..the honor you give them..and all truth:)
    I love the baking..the lights..the music.. cards.. feelings..
    looking at all the sweetness..

    the feelings..:)
    The memories.
    The hope.
    The snow.
    The sun..the skies.

    I deplore the swipe me buy this buy that.

    Enjoy this time:)

    1. Like you I hate the commercialization of Christmas, well of anything really. My heart longs for much simpler times Monique! Love and hgs, xoxo

  3. Aw lovely...some smoked salmon for the holidays!! Our East Coast daughter is here, tho hubby has a cold now (ARGH...of course, he would not eat the well prepared super duper chicken soup I prepared for him when it was just a sore throat starting...lead a horse to water, can't make him drink!!)
    Laters...hope all goes well for you both,
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. Aww so sorry your husband has a cold Elizabeth! I hope he feels a lot better by Christmas! oxoxo

  4. I just want to call you Mrs. Christmas.I loved looking through all of this today. You have the most fun blog posts ever and you like so many of the things that I enjoy too. Yup! nothing like a good James Stewart or Donna Reid movie. "It's A Wonderful Life" and I believe it is. Lots of love and hugs for this fun one!


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