Well, not really but it made me laugh the other day when my friend was here and something was going on (can't remember what) and she said "Good Grief, I couldn't live in this house, you're always careering from one crisis to another!"
Anyway, I was up early on Saturday morning making the first mince pies of the year. All went well and the first group of ladies arrived to make their Christmas wreaths. Linda was showing them how to do it so I could return to the kitchen. Poor old Reuben was looking very sorry for himself - he's always terribly upset when Jonathan doesn't take him out to work and mopes around giving me mournful looks. As I was encouraging him to go outside he suddenly threw up! Yuk. I cleared it up and went out to see how things were going in the workshop. The hot chocolate had been drunk and most of the mince pies had gone - a good sign!
And, by the end of the morning everyone had made beautiful wreaths!
Back to the kitchen to make the second batch of 24 mince pies - and I couldn't find the butter anywhere, but, it would be fair to say the kitchen wasn't as tidy as it could be. I was very pleased when George offered to go and get some more rather than me continue to hunt high and low.
The afternoon ladies arrived, and nine more wreaths were under way.
Reuben was still really down in the dumps and I felt so sorry for him. Jonathan had hired a man with a digger to clear away all the over grown hedging along the main road on Maidencourt bend (or Rabbitts bend as it's apparently know as in Lambourne)because there have been eight accidents there this year alone so something had to be done, and a collie bounding about would have been a hindrance.
I was just about to carry out the second platter of mince pies when Reuben threw up again - and all sympathy went out the window when I saw, in the mess, the wrapping from the butter! He'd had it!
Anyway, although three ladies escaped before I had time to take a picture, everyone was very pleased with their beautiful wreaths.
We have another workshop Wednesday morning and one in the evening, which we still have spaces on.
And earlier in the week was our Snowman workshop
Look carefully as you drive through Eastbury and you'll see one of them has taken up residence in a window there!