I have been overrun with gingerbread men. This is not a bad thing - I love gingerbread men. An idea to make a couple and attach to a wreath turned into a full-scale military operation this week as I prepare for a Christmas fair at my niece's school tomorrow evening. Sewing gingerbread men and watching the Christmas Movie channel is getting me into the festive spirit and this weekend I'll be pouring my first snowball.
Niece is very excited about my attendance at the fair. (The gingerbread man idea was hers, she thought they would be nice for teacher gifts, I think she'll be excited to see them on wicker wreaths.) Only last week she was apparently writing up recipes so that we could both make cupcakes together and sell them: "You should get a shop, Auntie Nicki. I'll come and work for you when I'm 30." She rang me after school today to let me know that she's bought "something Christmassy that you can eat!" as a present for me. When I subsequently quizzed my sister, I found out that Izzie bought some biscuits at Waitrose over the weekend that she thinks we can sell. Love her.
I'll be back on Friday with photos from my stall and - all being well! - I'll have started to list a few bits in my shop. Remind me to tell you about my day with Caroline Zoob, making Christmas cards. I went to one of her workshops yesterday and had the loveliest time. I feel all chilled out and Christmassy now.
PS Have you tried M&S Shimmering Snowy Road Bites? You must! They are amazing.