Thursday 24 December 2015

Christmas Eve

Well, currently I am sat in my cosy bed listening to Storm Eva do her very lifelike Kate Bush impression. You know,
" It's me, Storm Eva, I'm so co o o old, let me in at your wind o o ow oh ow" 
She's trying her best to get in down the chimney too. She's a bit of a screaming banshee. She's lashing the windows with her wintry tears. I just had to google dictionary the word wintry because I thought it was right but then I tried wintery and Google said that both were fine. However, wintry is old English apparently so that's why I used it. 

I'm just hoping we don't have the power cuts Storm Desmond brought! My heart goes to those in Cumbria just up the road from me, dealing with reflooding. 

If you click  you will hear ( and maybe then want to go buy for 99p It Won't Be Long 'Til Christmas - Single by Help The North the local efforts to raise money to help those stricken by the flooding. Do watch it because there's children from my school in the video and on the single! Plus it's a sweet Christmassy tune! 

I made these yesterday! The gingerbread man was filled with chocolate fresh cream, had his features picked out with white chocolate and was delivered to my next door  neighbour-but-one as a thank you for providing me with flasks of hot water during the power cut. The snowman just got a dusting of snow and will be scoffed today with frothy coffee! 

Right I'm getting up. I think the HG might be taking Mr 18 to work as its so foul out there. Words cannot convey the viciousness of the wind and rain right now. I wish he didn't have to go. The apprentice wage of £3.30 an hour doesn't seem enough to make me want to send him out in this! 
Miss 21 also has to go out in it for her hair doing! I'm thinking I'll advise her against having it styled after the cut! 

Well, I should get going and started on the day. I'd like to wish you all a very peaceful heartwarming Yuletide. May your turkey be moist and your sprouts not soggy! 

Lots of love from
Rachel *cant wait, with equal measures of happiness and sadness, for. The. Last. Ever. Downton* Radiostar xxx


  1. The rain here has just stopped lashing it but I'm sure it will be back. It's not windy yet and I'm sure that's on its way too. The baking looks tasty.
    Have a lovely day

  2. It is foul out there. I think all I've heard for the last couple of months is rain lashing against the windows. It will be just our luck to get a power cut on Christmas day! I hope you and yours stay safe and warm. Have a very Merry Christmas Rachel. Lets just hope Santa doesn't get blown off course. Xx

  3. Morning Rachel.
    So sorry to hear you have such bad weather again and I hope you don't get any power cuts.
    Thank you so much for writing your blog. It makes me smile every day and I am so glad I came across it.
    Wishing you and your family the best Christmas.

  4. the weather has been very cruel up North. One of the ladies whose blog I read wrote about her in laws house being flooded. It is sad.
    I hope you and your family are safe, and that your daughters hair do does not get messed up.

    Well a very Merry Christmas to you too! I loved your comment on my blog yesterday, and have to agree, that meeting both you and Suzanne this year has been an absolute treat!

  5. Being a softie southerner, it's sunny here with a breeze. Wishing away any power cuts/damage/leaking roofs/nasty things from you!
    Happy Christmas and I am so glad I got to know you.
    J x

  6. Still fine with no rain down here in Suffolk, hope it doesn't do too much damage around your way.
    Have a lovely day tomorrow

  7. I have the gingerbread house to assemble and the trifle to make. Never watched Downton but feel the same about Haven. I think that a mince pie and a cuppa in a minute will bridge the gap till lunch. Enjoy the holiday.

  8. The sea is large and churning here today, I hope Eva is kind to everyone.

    Best wishes.

  9. Ooh yes, the Last Ever Downton. I hope it'll be better than the last-but-one-ever-Downton which I thought was a bit damp. Not unlike Storm Eva in that regard, although a deal less vicious from what you've said. We've sunshine here (smug face). May your turkey be not pink and your sprouts springy (sounds rude, but you know what I mean). Merry Crimble, Chick XX

  10. I'm with you on Downton, it will be sad, Merry Christmas xx

  11. The wind continues to blow here too but thank goodness we have no flooding. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Christmas, there will be no soggy sprouts here because I hate them and won't allow them through my door. :) xxx

  12. May your turkey be moist and tender, your spuds crispy on the outside and meltingly soft in the middle, your sprouts snappy and your pud boozy and lusciously soft!
    Many thanks for the blog, I always save it til last!
    Thanks for the Help the North mention,I've been looking for a 'local' link to donate, lovely singing by the children!
    A very merry Christmas to you and yours!

  13. wanted to come back and say how lovely your CE plans sound. Wishing you a very, wonderful, merry, happy Christmas! :O) x

  14. Hi Rachel, Just stopping by to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. Have a great day. xx

  15. Hi Rachel, just catching up with a few blogs before Aunty Edith arrives for tea. I want to comment on loads but find myself flabbergasted and completely focused on Mr 18 only getting paid £3.30 an hour. Is that right? xx


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