Archive for December 2006

To all my blogging pals

December 31, 2006

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Clearing up…

December 31, 2006

   I came down this morning to a kitchen of horror! I usually clear up before bedtime to make sure this doesn’t happen. So, that’s what I’m doing at the moment. Rummaging through cans, bottles and half eaten vol-au-vents.

 The party went well and the food was good. The trifle went down a treat, although I don’t like it particularly, the guests who hadn’t had trifle for years did!

I’ll tell you more later, must crack on…

Now for more nibbles

December 30, 2006

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 We are making little canapes now, without a cutter! An eggcup is the perfect size, then a pair of scissors to cut them out. No.1 is covering some of them with pate.

We’re cookin’ on gas!

December 29, 2006

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  We’re here in the kitchen cooking some of the party food for tomorrow night’s party. No.1 is cleaning mushrooms for the vol-au-vent filling and No.2 is looking for an apron then she will be chopping mushrooms. The vol-au-vents are rising nicely and my 2yr old son is pre-occupied with a life-size Bob the Builder (don’t ask) 

   The girls are loving this! It’s not often I let them cook the hot stuff, I tend to be on edge if there’s any form of heat involved. 

  The sherry trifle is cooling down….

Merry Christmas!

December 29, 2006

To Earthpal who’s computer is kaputt! Come back soon…

A funny for you

December 28, 2006

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Entering  Heaven

 

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.
 
“In honor of this holy season,” Saint Peter said, “You must each possess something that symbolizes  Christmas to get into heaven.”


The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. “It represents a candle,” he said. “You may pass through the pearly gates,” Saint Peter said.
 
The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, “They’re bells.” Saint Peter said, “You may pass through the pearly gates.”
 
The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women’s glasses.
 
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, “And just what do those symbolize?”
 
The man replied, “They’re Carol’s.”

 

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Courtesy of http://humormatters.com/holidays/Christmas/xmasjokes.htm

 

Aaahhhh…..

December 28, 2006

 

 The tree looks great! Hubs came home, saw the tree from the car and smiled from ear to ear. It was all worthwhile.

 I was lucky enough to get 3 new sets of lights for 30 euro. I took some pics (Santa brought me a digital camera) but the flash was too bright. I’ll try again tonight on this page..

The camera has so many settings, bear with me!

Not again!

December 27, 2006

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 We were watching T.V. last night (myself and the children) and the bloody darn Christmas tree lights blew. There was a run of about 20 lights left to decorate a 7ft tree. 

 So, plan of action…

 Strip the tree and tweak the lights before Hubs gets home from work. Taking everything off the tree was easy enough, the kids loved that bit. Taking the 4 sets of lights off without getting them tangled together was a nightmare. That was 5pm yesterday, the lights are still in the kitchen wrapped around the kitchen chairs awaiting a tweak…

Shopaholic!

December 22, 2006

  I heard the front door close at 6.30 this morning. It was my husband, the strange thing is, he always gives me a kiss before he goes to work, so I found it odd that a) I didn’t get the kiss and b) He didn’t tell me he was leaving for work so early. So, until my alarm clock went off at 7.50am I was unsettled. Anyway, I got the children ready for school, wished No.1 a “Happy Birthday” and who should arrive home meanwhile? Daddy with all the Christmas food shopping and lots of extra goodies!

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Great U2 video

December 21, 2006

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 This video has to be the best I’ve ever seen…