Thursday, 13 January 2011

Preparing for Christmas 2011

Ha - did you think I'd forgotten about Christmas? Well, it's never too early to start preparing, and the sales are a great opportunity. I have already bought two silver Christmas trees for work next year, and then I spotted this in Oxfam in the sales:
So, that is what I have been doing with my morning off this morning (it's very frustrating - I wanted to bake but Ken is still eating up his gingerbread house and under frugality of baking, I am supposed to wait until he has finished that before making something else - which is frustrating as the February Good Food Magazine had a fantastic cookie recipe that would have used up loads of the odds and ends from my cupboards)

It now goes in a light place at room temperature for 2-3 weeks, then in the fridge for 6-10. Christmas trees are v. difficult to propogate so it is lucky that the kit contains several chances! Fingers crossed that I'll have a mini tree by Christmas!!


  1. How big will it grow? I picked up the Good Food mag yesterday, but I haven't checked the recipes yet.

  2. You're a hoot, Verity! I hope your fingers are considerably greener than mine as I can kill a plant with just one withering glance - good luck and keep us posted with the results.

  3. Now you're growing your own Christmas tree! That's it...Martha Stewart has nothing on you, Verity.

  4. He, awesome. Wish I had half as much energy as you for doing these creative things.

  5. Vivienne - not sure - full size eventually I think!

    Treez - no, no green fingers at all - I kill everything in sight, so that's why I'm starting early.

    Darlene - And I haven't been in prison either!

    LE - it only took 10 minutes! I'm not very creative but I like kits.

    Hayley - indeed.

    Joan - it was a bit tongue in cheek :)

  6. Now that is what I call forward planning!


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