Saturday, 6 December 2008

Feast day

home for the weekend - only ours is white

Rise and shine for the day is upon me and we are off to try out the new tent...yes in December. Srsly.

Yes, blue skies and bright eyes. Today we are heading for Chepstow and the Yuletide feast.
The costumes are all made, the gingerbread has been baked and the wine and cider have been purchased waiting to be mulled on site. I have filtered the Blackberry whiskey* which I laid down in September and the dough for the fairings is made, wrapped and ready to be popped into the handy dandy bread oven built into the castle wall.

We will be cosy enough in the tent I know - we can hardly move in the car (packed tight as a drum by the way) for wool blankets** But how I wish wish wish that I had managed to weave up those snuggly fleece sleeping mats.

Have a warm and delightful weekend won't you. I think we will :o)

*and very pretty it is too with a deceptively warming glow as it goes down and then when you get to the bottom of the glass you realise that your feet have gone numb.

**and a calor gas heater


Patois said...

This sounds fabulous. Only I hate the cold. So I'll think of you warmly.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the bugs bite.

Deborah Godin said...

Have a super time, and I too will think of you all warm and snuggly and nicely black-berried (tippling, not texting!)in your tent.

Gina said...

How did you get on as last night was extremely cold.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Technodoll said...

I'd like to see people try this over here in Canada this time of year, ha ha!

They'd be blue from cold within 10 minutes. Tsk.

I might have to emigrate to Wales for the next few winters - it sound and looks sooo dreamy! Mmmm gingerbread... sigh.

*buries under comforter*

Lorraine said...

Sian- So THAT's how you guys keep warm.

Clever girl.

Kim said...

Oooh, I do hope you had a lovely time :)

Kim x

Sa said...

Do you still have all your toes and fingers? It was a real freezer on Saturday night! Are you sure you don't wanting to take up sky diving as a family instead?

Anonymous said...


Sian said...

Hi Folks
Yes, it was quite cold but we were very comfy because we were pretty well equipped and pretty busy too!

Compared to Canadian winters Wales has it very easy indeed. Thank God for the Gulf Stream that's what I say

POD: I popped over and took a look but couldn't find anything. That duck joke is pretty funny though :o)