Friday, 26 December 2014

'Twas the day before Christmas...

and finally after nine days straight of work I could stop and let the fun of the Christmas preparations take over.

Mince pies were made, to strict criteria. I don't like too much pastry, hence the stars. Andrew however follows in his father's footsteps and mince pies have to come with removable lids. This is so that whisky and cream can easily be added.

Even though I'm vegetarian I insist that Andrew bakes a ham, the smell is just Christmas to me.

The tree was decorated

and presents wrapped…

And we actually made it into the new dining room. OK it's not finished, and I'll back track progress on the next post, but it was good enough to have Christmas lunch in there.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and best wishes for the New Year from all of us at Nelson House.


  1. Whisky and cream in mince pies? That's a new one. It's brandy butter here. Though we still haven't been able to face mince pies this year...... :(

    1. I think my waist line would have benefited from a lack of mince pies! But I do feel desperately sorry for you both. Andrew will forego the cream sometimes but never the whisky - it must be a genetic mutation :-) Hope you feel better soon.