Tuesday, 6 January 2009

What you will

Or, indeed, Twelfth Night. The decorations were definitely past their best, and now they're all down. Not packed away, but down, and the sun poured in through the unadorned windows and showed me how desperately they need cleaning - plenty of time for that another day!


I also used up the last of the Christmas two-for-one clementines in a chocolate orange cake. The photos didn't come out, but it 's definitely worth a try - and the kids have scoffed most of it already!

20 comments:

  1. Bah humbug to housework! That's what I reckon anyway! At the moment I'd rather be tucked up under piles of blankets on the sofa with my crochet - moving around means creating even more draughts!

    Lucy x

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  2. The cake looks delicious no wonder it disapeared so fast.Jane x

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  3. Yum, clementines make just about anything taste better! Me, I'm leaving my Christmas tree up a while -- at least until it appears to be a major fire hazard. I like to live dangerously (and avoid the work of putting away the decorations).

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  4. you mean windows are supposed to be cleaned too.......... oh no, that's something else I've been doing wrong......
    cake sounds delicious, no flour and chocolate - perfect!

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  5. Just taking the decorations down is a full day's work. I definitely think everything else can wait, especially for cake! K x

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  6. Happy New Year to all of you!

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  7. Mmmm! Another fabulous sounding recipe to try! Much as I love Christmas I always like that feeling of taking down the decorations and clearing the house.

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  8. I always am astonished at how, every year, I yearn for Christmas.

    Then can't wait to get the decorations put away!!

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  9. Why does it always take longer to take it all down than it did to put it up?

    I have that window thing going on too :-(

    x

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  10. That cake looks like something I have to explore!

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  11. Oooh, that cake sounds splendid, I have marked it.

    What happened to the windows!!! I swear I have never seen mine so filthy. Strangely though, inspite of the initial shock, I have managed to put them completely out of my mind now and busy myself with pleasanter things.

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  12. It always amazes me how bare the house looks once the decorations are down. Even our house looks almost minimal for a very brief moment!

    If I'd known you were going to make that cake I'd have been round for a cuppa - just let me know next time, huh?!

    xxx

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  13. oh and there was me trying to eat better... :)

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  14. sounds like a very nice cake to me...
    and yay for the Shakespeare reference!
    x

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  15. Decorations are down here, too. What did look festive, now just looks messy somehow...

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  16. I've bookmarked the cake recipe - thank you. My son adores chocolate cake and its his birthday soon..
    I hate taking the decorations down - the house always looks so bare and then there's 'grubby' - dust creeps in when you're not paying attention. For a bonus this year the children blutacked paper stars to the windows and it's not keen to come off. My windows are currently polka dotted.

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  17. I'm glad to have more space now the decorations are down but always think that the house feels a bit empty when they have gone.
    Hope you have a great 2009.

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  18. That cake looks rich and yummy.

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  19. We've put away the decorations but there are still piles of presents to be sorted. Definitely sounds like my kind of cake but I MUST RESIST.

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  20. yummy cake! taking the decs down is not one of my fav tasks - they show up all the cobwebs!

    xx

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