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More Christmas Preparations

Well I really don't know where the last two weeks have gone, I'm now recovering from my cold and laryngitis that I picked up while I was in London.My first week back at work and I found myself back on the train to London and a trip to Cambridge on top of not feeling well, it wiped me out. The good thing is at least its all over with now and I can enjoy Christmas knowing the cold germs are all gone.
Each year I marvel at the amount of time it takes to get ready for Christmas. Why do we do it to ourselves? We spend weeks getting ready for one day and when it comes we're all too tired to enjoy it. I have managed to wrap and label the Christmas presents I've bought, now they just need delivering. Where I'm going to find that time I've no idea as I'm working right up to the day.
I have been glued to the window today to monitor the snow situation, if it snows again I won't get to work tomorrow. This was the level of snow on my bathroom window at lunch time today.
I've been baking most of the day making mince pies and a red velvet cake to take with me in the morning. If I'm snowed in at least I won't starve I've enough cake and pies to see me through to the New Year.
This was the cake mixture before I made the cake, it looks a bit wrong doesn't it
Here it is when it's cooked and with the icing on, it's delicious and I think it looks very Christmassy. So if it gets the thumbs up tomorrow I'll make one for Christmas Day.

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