As the date makes makes a less than stately (more a hurtle) progression towards Christmas day, I like to make seasonal adjustments to our really every day stuff. Thanks to a single shopping experience, this year's festive loo roll, handwash, tea and coffee was sorted in one go. Since the summer, I have acquired a caffeine free lifestyle and got very used to it. You know - to the point that you wonder if it really was actually so bad. Well, in my ignorance and rush to be festive, I picked up regular Christmas coffee. And as I was photographing my stock for this post, I realised.....it's probably responsible for the afternoon headaches, the apparent decades it takes me to get to sleep and the incredible not-quite-nightmares I've been having. Which is probably having an effect on my blood pressure. And there I was thinking it's because I'm a busy-multi-tasking-getting-it-all-done-type of woman!
Would you like a (teeny) piece of Christmas cake with your coffee this morning? You can. At my place, thanks to Barbara Cake. Yep, at the shop, if you and another share a name, we identify you with a nickname that speaks of your personality. Barbara makes cakes and brings them to us.....you totally get it. You know that I conduct these workshops at Kraft Crazy on a regular basis and that because of other commitments, I have pared down the regularity. At one point, I was going to stop all together. At that point, Barbara decided to make me a leaving cake. And even though I've since decided not to 'completely' leave, I am still in receipt of this handsome Christmas cake. And I know how fab it tastes because Barbara has been supplying Christmas cake to us throughout our season of Christmas workshops. You may recognise the decoration as a Woodware image. How clever. How thoughtful. Of course 'thankful' doesn't really cover this sort of generosity, and I'm rubbish at being gracious. So I cried a bit. Wouldn't you!
Joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard today, as it's Tuesday.