So we get four calling birds. I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas. We’re still in the thick of it, with lots of people staying, leaving and arriving.
My wreath is starting to look a bit tired now but it looked terrific when I first made it. I originally consulted Celebrate but Pippa Middleton more or less told me what I already knew – except she recommended that I add roses to it, which I didn’t have and even if I had, I probably wouldn’t waste roses on a Christmas wreath. In the end, I used holly, teucrium, Californian lilac and rosemary.
I made the Christmas cake at the start of December and my husband has been in charge of feeding it with cherry brandy. I ended up using ready rolled marzipan and royal icing – they are only sold for round cakes but were JUST big enough to cover my (slightly larger) square cake.