Monday, November 24, 2008

All I Want for Christmas....

{Health Warning: Not for those readers with a weak constitution...}

I am flogging myself for not blogging so far this week... I have a STINKING COLD. I dare say it is as close to "Man Flu" as a woman can legitimately get. It has knocked me for six, and my nose is literally {and this is gross detail} peeling red raw from the amount of blowing... I am not one to lay in bed suffering - I prefer to get out of bed and share the suffering with everyone... share the love, the snot and the scrunched up bits of tissues. Very pleasant ;)


It has spurred me to bake my Christmas Cake (a tradition I started when in labour with my number 2 son who just celebrated his birthday.) My grandmother always arrived with her Christmas Cake in all it's *rock hard icing* glory. It was one of my favourite traditions... the first slice always going to the big cheese (Father Christmas) on Christmas Eve...!! So I dived into Nigella's Christmas and have baked both her traditional and that *to die for* fruit cake. I will let you know which one rocks my boat... as I am probably going to eat the whole cake, as my ungrateful family do not share my love of all things Christmas pud, cake and raisin laden.... (granted there ARE prunes in one of these ;)
*licks lips... and then realises they are chapped...ouch*
Becks xxx

9 comments:

smeepee said...

Oh no. Hope you feel better soon! x

Sue said...

Hi Becks, I've made Nigella's chocolate Christmas cake for the last 2 years, you won't be disappointed, it's an amazing recipe...great for those of us who don't like marzipan & icing! just spinkle with edible glitter..yum yum

Sue x

Chriss Rollins said...

This cold thing knocks you off your feet and seems to last longer than the NORMAL cold.
My friend has had it 2 and a bit weeks now and is feeling yuk... sO PLEASED you can relate to the man cold because all the men who suffer with that cold say it is really bad!!!
Of course I wouldn't know myself as I am a mere female. hahaha.

the cake with the prunes in has just gotta be delish...love prunes.
get well
Chriss x

P.S. you wont believe this.... rofpmsl...

the word verification for this post is....
wineyman....honest.

Clare said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling at your best. Are you popping those solphadine max? Much love to you. Clare x

amber jane said...

Get well soon hun xxx

Anesha said...

Your cake looks yummy! Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your cakes!

Max said...

Must admit I'm not a lover of Christmas cake ... but Christmas Pudding, well that's another story yummmmmmmmmy!

annie2006 said...

hun my family are the same! i do all the traditional xmassy cakes n puds and then end up sitting and eating them all to myself as non of the others even like them!

bumblealsie said...

Man flu does exist and can really floor the weakest of men.
If you worked with me you would be given the blanket of love to make you feel better.