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Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

I hope your all having a wonderful Christmas Eve and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas Day tomorrow :)

This is only going to be a short post, as I have a load of things to do today :) So, without further ado, please, let me show you the things I have been baking for Christmas :)

As you all know, I love to bake :) So I have been baking for John and I, and for my dad and Pam, and Johns parents too :) For John and I, I baked a ginger cake covered in Cadburys Chocolate…

Gingerbread Christmas Tree’s…

And for John, a selection of almond biscuits including Christmas tree shaped ones (some have already been eaten before I took this photo, lol )

For Johns parents I baked them a big lemon sponge cake, filled and topped with lemon butter icing, then decorated with Christmas sprinkles….

(they loved it :) )

For Pam, I made her a Tiffin cake which she loves :)

And for my dad I baked him a lemon syrup cake (his favourite cake) but I forgot to take photos of it before I gave it to him :)

Also, John and I bottled our elderberry wine…

and gave a bottle to my dad and Pam, to Johns parents, and a bottle to our neighbours :)

And I took the blackberries out of the freezer, which I picked and froze a few months ago, and made more blackberry jam, and gave the smaller jar to Pam, as she loves it :)

I have also finished crocheting all of my Christmas gifts :) Here is the blanket I crocheted for Johns parents……

I put a Cathedral Edge Border on it, and it is a king-size blanket….

I have also crocheted another 2 pairs of his and her matching slippers, for my dad and Pam….

Some hair-bands / ear-warmers for Pam, one is in chunky cream wool, kept plain, the other is in navy blue with a crocheted flower sewn on, and the last is made in neutral, flecked wool, in the Chevron stitch :)

And I have crocheted Pam a plain beret as I already have crocheted her a fancy red beret ( you can see that in this post ), so I thought a plain one would be nice too..


 

And I have crocheted my dad and Pam a hankie box cover as they always have a box of hankies in their sitting room, so I thought it would be nice to crochet them a cover for it, and I have crocheted them in colours to match their sitting room décor….

And finally, I have also crocheted Johns parents a hankie box cover (of course they and my dad and Pam will be getting a box of hankies, with the cover on, not just the cover, lol ) to match their sitting room décor :)

And all the pressies are wrapped and ready to put under the tree, or to take to Johns parents house tomorrow :) ( you can see the other presents I have crocheted in this post here and in this post here ) In the morning John and I will have a lovely Christmas morning together, then my dad and Pam are coming for Christmas Breakfast, and we will all exchange gifts, then in the afternoon, John and I are going to Johns parents for Christmas Dinner and to exchange gifts, then come home and have a lovely night together, just the two of us, and on Boxing Day John and I will have our ‘second Christmas Dinner’, just the two of us :)

Okey dokey, I am going to finish cleaning, finish baking, change the bedding, have a bath and put my new pyjamas and slippers on, put the pressies under the tree, and sit down with my darling John to have a lovely Christmas Eve together, eating lovely scrumptious food, and watching Christmassy things on TV :)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas :) :) :) :)