Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Traditional Christmas

Christmas at Mater's is a strictly traditional affair. There is a strong hint of the Victorian while food is at Edwardian, or possibly even Henry VIII, standard.
Christmas Tree
One of my favourites are Marzipan Fruit.
Marzipan Fruits
Nom. Mum even put them on the Christmas Cake.
Christmas Cake
Since I was born this amazingly retro crib has played a large part of the festivities.
Wooden Nativity
I decided this year that the lamb wanted a better view so stuck him on top of the ox. Seemed fair enough to all concerned.

Things were enlivened by El Diablo.
Snooty Cat
She has fads. Her latest is sitting on the backs of armchairs instead of anywhere flatter. This would be fine but she has awful balance. She wobbles back and forth like a ship at sea. And when she jumps down she jumps from the back to the arm and then to the floor. Except last time she kind of missed the arm and belly flopped to the ground. Dignity is not a friend to this cat.

I got some lovely presents including the new Alice Starmore chart book but then I also got...
Wooden Jumper Blocking Board
Just what I always wanted - me in wood form. I'm going to tuck it into the 'guest' side of the bed tonight. I've been thinking of naming her. I don't generally approve of naming inanimate objects but I'm thinking "Betsy". As in "heavens to". My dad made it for me from a paper template I made. It's varnished and everything so wet blocking will be a breeze. Hoopla!

3 comments:

Ynot said...

I was just thinking today as I strode through mid-Manhattan on my way back from a meeting that I didn't receive any marzipan this year! My best friend and husband usually both get me some because they know it's my favorite. Guess I'll have to buy some for myself.

The tree and food and "Betsy" all look and sound like they were and are wonderful. Your mater seems like a gem.

Happy Christmas to all and here's hoping for an awesome 2012!

Daisy said...

Betsy looks great!

PURLPOWER said...

Top present, Top dad! oneself in wood form - genius. Betsy=good name.

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