Ready for Christmas

Tree is up; we’ve gone for no tinsel and “less is more” with the ornaments 🙂

But there are some new baubles, as always – the one on the top right was hand painted by my friend Karis of Oh My Glass Crafts

This year we’ve also Christmased up the hallway.

And I’ve even made mince pies! I’m using a Nigella recipe, but substituting 50g of flour with ground almonds, as Felicity Cloake recommends. Also, I keep forgetting to buy the orange (for juice) so I’ve been using vanilla essence mixed with water, which seems to work fine.

It’s been snowy over here, and it looks like we’re on track for a white Christmas.

How’s it looking where you are?


View of Bennachie

Bennachie in late October.
2017-10-28 Bennachie
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Inverurie Bonfire & Fireworks

Isn’t fire exciting? It’s been a while since we’ve been out for Guy Fawkes Night, so this year we headed down to Thainstone Mart to check out Inverurie’s event, which didn’t disappoint!

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In the garden

We had a blank canvas of turf to play with, which was great and slightly intimidating as well – what if we get it wrong!?


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Looking back at the summer

We moved house in April, and it’s been a busy summer getting settled into our new home in Inverurie, as well as getting up to a few other things!

There were some really lovely, hot, sunny days

Fresh berry ice cream at Barra Castle Farm Shop

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