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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

September 28, 2005


*putting my hands over my ears* ...
I just DO NOT want to hear the word Christmas just yet
* why! I am still dealing with ms*louisa's wedding plans
trying to get the wedding quilt finished by Sunday
so that I can have it quilted
and making the wedding cake
*have two done, the last one will be made this Saturday*.......
but unfortunately
the gal at vintage pretty
has reminded me that it is THAT time of year
.....time to make my Christmas cake.
I usually make about 3 and cut 2 of them into quarters
wrap them in cling wrap
* place a sprig of holly on the top then wrap it in clear cellophane.
Then I place them all in a basket
near my front door for gifts
to give to friends who visit in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
I have been doing this for a few years now
and it has become quite a tradition.
I guess I am off to the food co-op today
to buy yet another lot of dried fruit to soak in brandy for a week or two
...then it will be full swing into


Blogger VintagePretty said...

sounds yum! My recipe was an old one of my mothers actually; first used as a 'christening' cake. But it has been a great all-round cake for those who don't like it as dark as the normal fruit cakes. hehe, i'm avoiding the bulk of christmas, but i'm slowly preparing for it! Apparently the odds of a white xmas are 6/1! You never know :-D

7:12 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

i am trying to get ready for it but slowly. I still have lots of baking to do for Thanksgiving.

7:39 am  
Blogger Amy said...

Usually I buy gifts throughout the year but this year I just sat back and didn't do it. I think I'm more relaxed about it all this time - excited about Christmas though but I'm quite ready for it to be 3 months away. Robyn, therés an awesome recipe in the NZ Edmonds cooking book, I use it and it always turns out awesome.

7:48 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh robyn I love that little ritual you have of leaving them by the door - hmmm best you better make an extra one this year for a lonely Pom!!!!

now some years I have been very organised, other years thought I was by ordering all my gifts online with a glass of wine in hand and then was sadly let down by the delivery, and other years I have thought oh I'll just chill and get it all done in one big run at the last minute....so not a good idea, in reality sounds great but I was running round like a headless chicken!!

now get this...I just heard from my mum that my sister not only has ALL her gifts bought, THEY ARE WRAPPED! madness

doll x

p.s. thanks for your comment on education I had never heard that quote before about childhood not being a race

7:05 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

yep we'll be Down Under by Christmas - DH has resigned from his job and we are going through the visa red tap - the visa we are getting takes between 10 and 30 days,so once that's in and his work decide when he can go - he has a 12 week notice clause (bah) then we can be off...

9:56 pm  

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