Thursday, December 16, 2004

Christmas is Coming. . . .

Things are moving along toward the Winter Holidays - today we wrapped presents, mailed cards, sent e-mails to places cards don't necessarily go, mixed the Christmas cake mix (will bake them tomorrow), made three alarm chili, visited the local dump, bought two dozen bottles of Hooky (Hook Norton Best and Old Hooky) and three tubs of Rachel's ice cream. The local wine merchant sold us the last two bottles of a particularly fine Zinfandel that will no longer be available in the UK - perhaps the low point of the day. But overall I'd say we're in the mood! Tomorrow we try out the visiting fishmonger for the first time (his van shows up every Friday afternoon, with fresh fish all the way from Lincolnshire) and will cook some monkfish curry for the freezer.