I did manage to take this photograph of the big wheel in Sheffield as we were coming out of the theatre and I thought it looked lovely all lit up.
My friends and I also has a trip out for afternoon tea this month at Wortley Hall as our little Christmas meet up, seeing my friends was lovely but the afternoon tea for me was a disappointment, now if you have no special dietary need then it is fab because my friends got a lovely selection of food. They appeared to have just thrown a few bits together for me though, despite the fact that I let them know when I booked two weeks before, then again on arrival to be sure. When they did bring my plate out my friend took this photo for me...
I look happy here but this was not my food!
In complete contrast to that experience I had an amazing Christmas lunch in school. The cook did an incredible job catering for all the different needs of the children and staff, the food was so good and all for the price of a school meal. So it just goes to show it is possible if she can do it on that grand scale.
I did treat myself to a new cookbook this month Cook, Share, Eat Vegan by Aine Carlin. I have tried three things out of it already and they have all been tasty. I am marking each page with a post- it as I go with the aim to try just about everything, I have had cook books in the past where I haven't made very much from them but I have a few by this author and they are usually good and the food is well balanced. The post-it idea is to remind me to keep trying new things, I am also making little comments on them about the dishes.
We have visited family and had family over for Christmas lunch but other than that no other outings over the Christmas period, we don't generally go out for New year either as we never have. |That is all fine by me as we certainly won't have to worry about any huge bills come January. I am happy to relax, walk the dogs, read and get a bit of sewing done. Speaking of which this is what I am currently working on...
The fabric was sent by Minerva crafts, also be sure to have a peak at my post on Saturday 29th December as my butterfly dress will be on the Minerva Crafts Blog then.