This morning I took another trip into town and I'm happy to say that I've now finished my Christmas shopping. It's always a relief to know this part of Christmas is in hand and that all I have left to do now is the wrapping. This is not my most favourite thing to do but this year I'm going to enlist my own little elf to help me - not that she knows this yet :) As well as my gift buying I posted Lily's letter to Santa, stocked up with brown paper and treated myself to some more mince pies.
On returning home I hung some dried oranges slices from the tree. I originally intended to use them to make a garland but as I've yet to find the time to make my door wreath, I don't think this is going to happen this year. Not to mind, they look pretty on the tree instead.
This afternoon I baked some cinnamon shortbread. This is a very easy and delicious bake, perfect for enjoying with a mug of coffee.
To make these you will need:
60g Caster sugar
180g Plain Flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
A large pinch of ground cloves
Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well together, I like to use a fork. Roll out the dough to approx. 1cm thick and cut into shapes. Bake at 150° for 15 minutes.
More progress has been made on the jigsaw and I'm hoping it will be finished in the next couple of days.