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.