Christmas day is upon us, hopefully bringing joyful moments and time with beloved ones.
We will be spending it in England.
We just received our provision delivery, and I will be making quince jam later today.
There will be tranquil time, good food, a little drink and maybe time for watching tv, knitting and some technical learning (we both work in software development).
Sadly it won’t be possible to attend Mass this time.
Above is a picture of the decorations at Fortnum and Mason department store in London, the home of many delicious foods and drinks. I purchased some fancy teas for myself and the family, including my all-times favourite “Dragon Pearls” (rolled green tea leaves with jasmine, very gentle flavour).
Below, photos from a few days ago, taken on our way to the Christmas stalls along the Southbank of the Thames river.
At the market we got mulled wine, eggnog and bought a couple of vintage books. Then walked back home in the evening lights and fresh air. It was a nice thing to do, and one of the first festive breaks we had. The first break was a weekend trip to Edinburgh & Stirling in Scotland – more on it in another post.
Finally, my Sunday Cardigan has seen good progress and the yoke is done, reaching the point where body and sleeves are separated. I hope to do that part tonight – last night i was too tired and didn’t want to risk messing it up.
I send you my very best wishes for a safe and merry time. May it bring a bit of magic and some peace for us all.
May you spend this time with beloved ones, or have them in your thoughts for those who are far or no longer with us.
Lots of love