After an extremely busy week last week I think I have managed to catch up!!!  Eldest came out of hospital on Thursday afternoon, minus one appendix and slightly sore in the abdomen!!!  He went into work on Friday to see them and hand in his sick note but of course they are away on holiday tomorrow so he is only off work from last week until today!!

The weather here over the weekend was very wet and it is also raining again today, Treacle does not like getting wet at all.  She is sulking slightly today as I have washed all her beds and bedding, quilted mats and her towel so she is hopping between our bed and Youngest’s bed!

As the weather was bad yesterday I decided to take the opportunity and make the Christmas cakes!!!


Mixed and ready for the tin.


Levelled in the tin and ready for the oven.


I always wrap brown paper around the outside of the tin so it does not burn because of the long, low cooking time.

Our kitchen smelt wonderful whilst they were cooking.  I have also had a request from Youngest for all the usual Christmas treats I make, including mince pies, sausage rolls, cheese stars, Christmas cookies and Christmas pudding!!!  I think I will try and do a bit each weekend as we now have another freezer in the room downstairs so I can put some things in there.  I am also going to make some Christmas Chutney to go with the cold meats over the holidays. 

Before this of course there is Halloween, tonight I am going to decorate the house ready for all the Trick or Treaters! 

Have a very happy week, I am hoping ours will be a little quieter!!!!!

Hugs, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “Monday.

  1. farmquilter

    Don’t you think it is time that the boys and their ladies learn how to do all the Christmas baking and cooking with you?? That would make for some fun times for all of you and then they would appreciate all the work that goes into making the Christmas treats! I’m sorry you are so soggy! It’s cooler here, but no precipitation. The big city closest to the farm has already had significant snow!!! Glad Eldest is home from hospital and I hope he recovers before he has to go back to work.

  2. Molly the AireGirl

    Your home must be smelling wonderful with your delicious baking, Miss Susie!
    We have a decent day today but the rain will be coming in for us on Wednesday. I don’t like getting wet either, Treacle.
    To update you – the Home at Last quilt sold! We are so excited for the new owner.

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