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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.

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December 02, 2005

Christmas traditions @ ms*robyns

buying our plum pudding has been a tradition in our home for about 25 years now...it first started when I took my son to visit Santa in Sydney one year. I visited the David Jones foodhall and was totally enthralled by the selection of Christmas foods - ranging from cookies, to brandy butter and the plum puddings. Many of the foods in David Jones are imported from all parts of the world. I have always wanted to make my own plum pudding but with the fruit cake as well as many handmade gifts - I find it easier to buy one.
So we have the trek to the food hall and umm & ahh for quite sometime before we decide on our plum pudding - this year it is a very elegant affair - all wrapped up in burgundy satin ! and to go with it on the day - I just have to have a jar of *Fortnum & Mason* brandy butter !!!
so the plum pudding safely bought
* we then look to what bon bons or Christmas crackers we will have. this is another time consuming tradition - I have been known to take up to an hour just deciding which bonbons will grace our Christmas table. hmmm am I obsessive? nah - just love everything to be just 'SO'. I always have a different colour theme each year and this year is traditional red & gold with holly trims. I bought the most delightful bonbons - alternate colours - one is plain red & the other is plain white with sprigs of holly all over.

I love traditions - I remember so many past Christmases from my childhood - of things we did with my Nan or as a family. And I want my children & grandchildren to have similar memories. so that when I am not here * they will think back & fondly remember all those things that mum & grandma did, to create a wonderful & special Christmas. And then will go onto create memories of their own.


Blogger Peggy said...

Sounds like I would leave that place with no monies left in my purse! Yummy and your colors sound perfect.

11:33 am  
Blogger Toni said...

I have only read about plum pudding. It sounds like such a "story book" kind of thing! I would love to finally taste some one day.

12:37 pm  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

I have never had plum pudding either...I've only seen it in the old "Christmas Carol" movies and in pictures,but someday I would love to try and make it!

2:04 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

I quite agree with you, I love traditions too. btw I've never had plum pudding but it sounds delicious.

2:53 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Your bonbons sound so pretty, I'd love to see a picture...(hint) (its ok to ignore hints = )...'red and gold with holly trimmings...oh how festive that sounds. Would you believe I've never tasted plum pudding?

4:10 pm  

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