Thanks for calling in. As we head towards the end of another year, it has been so kind of you to keep me company. I've been delighted to see lots more pageviews registered recently. How amazing! Welcome!
This is the last Five on Friday until the New Year as we'll be having a break. Thanks so much to Amy at Love Made My Home for organising the link-up all these years. It has been really fun to join in and see what's happening all around the world.
My Five are just things that have happened this week.
One - Hospital
Visiting Mr CK in hospital this week opened my eyes to a different kind of Christmas decoration not seen outside the medical establishment. Fingers crossed Mr CK is sent home in time for The Day.
Two - Cakes
I couldn't resist taking a few photos of these pretty cakes in the supermarket. Aren't they lovely.
Three - Gingerbread Tree
This year, instead of a gingerbread house we are having a gingerbread Christmas tree for a change. The houses we have made over the years can be seen here.
The recipe will be the same but 19 stars have been cut out, baked and stacked on top of each other to form a tree. Here's a template for the stars. I've glued it all together with chocolate and sploshed some white icing on for snow. My photos look somewhat crazy with all the lines so do have a look at the link to see a professional one!
Four - Ice Cream Mountain
Another tradition is the ice cream mountain - cream (whipped) full of chocolate meringues amaretti biscuits, sherry, cherries, maraschino cherries, digestive biscuits and maltesers. I know, double yum! It's something we all like to create together. It goes into the freezer and is thoroughly enjoyed as an alternative to Christmas Pud.
Five - Happy Christmas
Finally, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope it turns out just the way you want it to be.