|Photographer - Fifi
|Ok, Fifi, enough.
We had an unusually busy Sunday today. Busy, but very pleasant. The morning was hectic as all Sunday mornings are when we try to get to the Gourock church, but we got there in the end, and it was a nice morning.
I bought a chocolate mould in Lidl a few days ago, so we experimented today with plain chocolate, making chocolate-covered cherries and chocolate-covered nuts and solid chocolates. The verdict was a) put the chocolate in the mould first and then the cherry or nut, so as to maintain the correct shape of the mould at the top, and b) use a (much) sweeter chocolate. Regardless, the chocolate-covered cherries were delicious, and the nuts, being very salty, were incredible mixed with the chocolate. We are looking forward to much experimenting between now and Christmas!
Scott's parents then popped over for a cup of tea and a chat, bringing along my wee nephew Adam. The kids had a great time reading books and playing with Granny, while I did some dishes and Scott and Grampa got some food cooking for dinner later on.
Christmas pantomime (not to be confused with the other kind of mime I've been known for) is Puss In Boots, and I'm playing Jack, the Principal Boy who is a slightly daft miller's son bequeathed a very clever cat who helps him win the heart of the beautiful princess. Jaguar came along with me to rehearsal and was very well behaved while he watched from his pram.
|Sheonagh, our lovely backstage girl, and Shannon, Princess Alice
|Dame -Auntie Hettie Quette teaches the villagers all about deportment.
After panto, I raced back home to enjoy the lovely beef stew Scott's dad had made for our Sunday dinner (and enjoyed Scott cleaning up after, thanks honey!). By the time they left, it was nearly the girls' bedtime, so we got them ready and tucked in, and now I'm here, in my comfy pj's, typing on my laptop in bed, feeding Jaguar, and preparing to watch a new DVD, I Capture the Castle (an excellent book too, well worth checking out!) My dress has managed to survive Jaguar's many baby-pukes today, so I'm getting away with not washing it tonight. No forgetting to dry it for me tomorrow!
And on that note, so long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, good night!
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