Sunday, 25 December 2011

Six courses?!

Our Christmas dinner this year was at The Royal Oak restaurant in the Leicestershire village of Kirby Muxloe. Upon arrival we discovered that what we'd assumed were starter choices were in fact amuse bouche, soup & fish courses...

Altogether I had a goats cheese & beetroot crostini; cauliflower & Stilton soup with mushrooms & truffle oil; smoked salmon blini with horseradish cream; spinach & feta filo pie, roast parsnips & potatoes, buttered carrots & Brussels sprouts with chestnuts; cheese with rye bread & chutney; and finally coffee & mince pies.

I think I'm going to die of food. Someone carry me to the purging suite then lay me carefully on the soft cushions!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy holidays!

Nothing says holidays like reindeer. These guys are probably worn out by now, if myths are to believed.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

I made these! Baby hat and booties; hot water bottle covers

I've been having a run on making things. Mr G's colleague is leaving on maternity leave on Monday and I made a hat to go with the booties I made earlier this week:

I've also been making hot water bottle covers for the girls who work in my team. I wanted to give them something hand-made and wintry. These are such a good way to use up oddments of yarn from the stash and work up to a finished cover in about half an hour!

So there you have it. And so to bed!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

I made this: sock loom booties

The first thing I've made on my new sock loom! A pair of newborn booties for a colleague of Mr G who is of on maternity leave next week. Beware, friends growing new humans. You may be inundated with these...