there was sherry and walnuts . . . and crackers by the dessertspoons . . .
the brandy, the . . . mince . . . and blazing pudding . . .
And then, at tea the recovered Uncles would be jolly;
and the ice cake loomed in the center of the table like a marble grave.
Auntie Hannah laced her tea with rum, because it was only once a year."
from A Child's Christmas in Wales
by Dylan Thomas
Ann for her comment:
"Foods and dishes look like they
came right out of a fairytale!
Speaking of fairyland . . .
At Christmas dinner, my son Sam, asked for a preview of our New Year's Resolutions. Aside from my usual -- read more, worry less -- I was stumped . . . until this morning when I checked out my StoryPeople of the Day, only to discover that Brian Andreas had once again pinned the horn on the unicorn:
unicorn lifeUp 'til now, I have always gone along with Anna Quindlen's motto that
Today, after some reflection, I decided I’m never going to pretend I know anything about Life ever again, other than there’s a word for it. Like there’s a word for unicorn, though no one has ever seen one, except from far away & maybe it was just a trick of the light....
"The meaning of life is life."And I still concur.
However, I think my number one New Year's Resolution for 2015 will be to fall in line with Andreas and try the "life - is - like - a unicorn" approach for awhile:
"I'm never going to pretend I knowReminds me of that old favorite from Judy Collins:
anything about Life ever again."
"I really don't know life at all."
Before the Cake Was Cut
Thanks to my sister Peggy for the
new set of village houses, perfect for cake toppers!
Some miniatures for sharing!
Thanks to our friend Katy Bunder for the
Gingerbread Tea Lights, perfect for mini - cake toppers!
Thanks to our friend Katie Field
for helping out with the baking this year!