Christmas is Coming, the Old Man is Getting Fat……
Well he should, but probably won’t. His “Potential Royal Rotundness” as he might be called soon, has single handedly made 2 large Delia Christmas cakes, which I suspect he is going to eat all on his own in a darkened room, turning down invitations to parties etc. so he can stay at home and eat cake. And why ever not! He is ‘having his cake and eating it’, which I have to applaud, as I think that saying that says you can’t, is just plain unimaginative , because if you have two cakes, you can have cake and eat it …for a while at least.
Last night Mr P. finally iced and marzipanned ( it is a verb! yeh!) the first of his two christmas cakes – the gluten free one, which he pretends he made for me. He has been feeding it with brandy almost every day for about 6 weeks. I did have a little 2 inch square just to say I have tried it and it is RICH, moist and very alcoholic. I probably will not have any more as it really is not my kind of thing, but watch this space as I may be doing regular updates on where the Christmas cakes have gone. I thought Christmas cake was a bit like wedding cake, that you shared it around, wrapped it in little packets, and gave it to people took it places with you etc etc……mmmmmmm fat chance….
SONG OF THE DAY -The SOUL TRAIN LINE -I Love Music -The O’Jays
If I could go back in time, this is one of the places I would go and I would be on that soul train…I love love love it!