I am engulfed in a pungent cloud of Christmas panic. I can hear the hours ticking away and I simply DON’T KNOW if I have managed to get my Christmas sh.t together. Such is my perimenopausal brain I fear complete catastrophe at any time. I seem to have become able to completely forget large and important facts sometimes in the space of an hour. The said facts that are forgotten are no longer in the background hovering about anxiously awaiting recollection, they simply do not exist any more in my brain. They are gone, leaving neither trace nor skidmark behind. When the realisation does come that I have forgotten something as big as a house I become convinced of brain disease.
So I am most anxious as the big day looms. It is entirely possible that things will go to hell as I look about wildly (meerkat), my mouth opening and closing (goldfish) as I furrow my brow in disbelief that I could be that clucking stupid………..Lists don’t help as I lose or forget them when their moment is up. I cannot remember the last time that my shopping list ever made an actual trip to the supermarket. The same can be said for any calendar or diary that I attempt to use to track or plan my movements……………..Perhaps I should just put the turkey on my head and be done with it.
I will of course attempt to put my best, heavily calloused foot forward and forge blindly ahead, leaving a trail of sellotape and empty cardboard rolls in my considerable wake……but I won’t be at all surprised if……. “What do you mean there’s only a Satsuma for the children?”
Anyways here’s hoping that you all have a truly wonderful Christmas and if it’s a bit pants then you still get to fill your face with some really, really good food……..or crisps
This recipe for a Christmas Pavlova Wreath is a simple Pavlova recipe blobbed around a bowl. It looks fabulous and is perfect for a Christmas dessert. I love to eat it for breakfast if there are any left overs the next day. Bizarrely I love it with coffee. But let there be no mistake here there are only leftovers if I have over catered, for this is always a big crowd pleaser and I always have seconds……..Fatty Xmas Bum Bum….
Here is another off the chart delish Pavlova. This one is Chocolate and Raspberry – a very simple recipe.
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