Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Wish Making!

Originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea
My Christmas preparations started officially today, with my friend Karen helping me with making Christmas pudding, mincemeat and 2 carrot cakes. We also did this in 2005, it's becoming a tradition! I was so grateful for the extra pair of hands today to cuddle Markus, but not least the friendship, expert advice and lashings of chit chat!

Karen is an inspirational cook and Christmas guru* - she always knows where you can get ingredients in Zurich, has excellent recipe and entertaining suggestions and is loaning her house to my parents over the Christmas period. Hurrah for lovely friends :-)

*she even makes her christmas cake a year in advance, "feeding" it a little bit of brandy every month :-)
Tags: advent, christmas, friends
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