The children are now on summer holidays, my parents have arrived for Christmas and my blogging life has, temporarily, been thrown out the window. For a week or so at least…
However, I very much want to wish each and every one of you a happy and peaceful Christmas, filled with kindness and consideration for all who grace this world. May you relax quietly with a good book, take a gentle stroll along a beautiful path, or simply find time for a little contemplation… leaving aside the chaos and mayhem that Christmas often brings.
A Merry Christmas to All!
PS. In a few moments time, the above Gingerbread House will gleefully be torn apart by both children and adults alike! 🙂
That is the cutest gingerbread house EVER Margot! If I were there, I’d tear it apart and devour it too!
Thanks Lidia – isn’t that the best part of making these things! It would have been lovely to share our gingerbread house with you!
That is such a pretty gingerbread house!! 🙂
Thank you very much Ayesha! It’s always a fun project to take on each year!
Merry Christmas, Margot! That’s a cute gingerbread house, almost too pretty to tear apart, but I wouldn’t have had any problem at all, yum… XOXO, Angie.
Thanks very much Angie! I hope that you and your family had a very happy Christmas as well! Cheers, Margot
Merry Christmas Margot! What a lovely gingerbread house. Wish I was there to join in the fun and learn a few tips from you with the baking. Have a blessed year ahead with lots of love and joy! 🙂 …..danny
Merry Christmas to you too Danny! Hope you had a lovely day. Pulling apart the gingerbread house was a lot of fun… for everyone! Such a fun thing to make each year on the days leading up to Christmas. All the best to you and yours for a wonderful 2014! Margot
Happy Christmas! And I don’t suppose there’s any part of the house left?!
Johnny there are a few crumbs left, though all the best sweets have been plucked shamelessly from the top by the eager little decoraters/eaters! Still half a Christmas cake and a stack of shortbread to be eaten if you can make it around by supper-time! 🙂 Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful gingerbread house!
Margot, it’s been a pleasure reading your blog and I look forward to your posts in the coming year. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! xo
Oh Azita – likewise! I’ve enjoyed so much, learning about Persian food and culture through you and your wonderful blog! It really has been the most unexpected delight in starting up this blog – to make friends around the world with others who share this passion for food! Just wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the very best of wishes for a fabulous 2014!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you have a lovely day with family and friends, I know there will be amazing food. Best wishes from Suzanne, Izzy and Nando!
Thank you Suzanne – we’ve had a lovely lunch today, with chilled prawns, smoked ham, chicken and a couple of salads, followed by the choc-chip pavlova (which I will try to post in the next day or two). Feeling like a little nap now… 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day too! Merry Christmas to you, Izzy and Nando!
Merry Christmas! I’d love to be there tearing into the gingerbread house! 😀
Merry Christmas to you too! I took a couple of ‘after’ photos – though can’t bring myself to add them to the post, as it looks like the house was ravaged by a pack of wild animals! 😉 It was delicious to say the least! Have a great day tomorrow.
Wishing you and all whom you hold dear a wonderful Christmas, Margot, with good health and happiness in 2014,
Thanks very much John for your kind wishes! Merry Christmas to you and your family too – I hope that you have a wonderful day. I’m looking forward to sitting down quietly to catch up on a number of posts that I’ve missed over the next couple of days, in between reading a couple of new books that just might be under the tree… 🙂
Merry Christmas Margot – hope you and your family have a wonderful safe time xx
PS. Great job on the gingerbread house!
Karen, Merry Christmas to you and your Mr LG! Hope you both have a lovely, relaxing day! I’m looking forward to peeling a rather large number of chilled prawns, while sipping on some bubbles… 🙂