What did you do today
There is an old thread on here with this title and it goes way back to the Beating Bowel Cancer Forum. I thought it might be good to put it back up, especially at this time of year and in these times- it could help a little, I don't know. See what you all think really.
I've taken advantage of a wet morning to make my Christmas Cake- now in oven as I write. It is the one day of the year when I can justify being the proud possessor of a nutmeg grater (inherited from my Mum in Law, mind you and would probably not have one otherwise)! I shall be cutting it into thirds and sending a portion each to my son and daughter and their families in an old fashioned Christmas box/hamper in which I'll also put home made jam and chutney and a hand turned wooden bowl (made by a friend) out of fallen wood from the Strath here and with local chocs in it. They can't come home so I hope it will all be a little piece of home.
My tradition when making my cake is to put an old record that I have. It is a recording from 1976 (that old!!) of the Bristol Cathedral's Special Choir's Christmas concert. I love traditional carols and the way they sang them back then. My Mum was a member of the choir and loved choral singing all her life and I was a young person back then, in the audience. It was quite magical. I swear when it comes to the final Hallelujah chorus, I can hear Mum's voice, hitting the high notes! In many ways, it is things like this that are the meaning of Christmas for me really. Just thought I'd share and if I don't burn the cake, I'll post a photo when its done!