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  • I doubt very much that anyone will come and read my ramblings this late in the day on Christmas Eve... But here I am anyhow...

    We had a wonderful long weekend away as I mentioned in my last post - but, on the Monday evening at the end of the break - I started to feel very out of sorts, to cut a long story short - I've had a vile chest infection, and then was struck down by a Gastric bug too this last Monday, so a bit fed up to say the least LoL! Luckily I had done most of everything that needed to be done apart from 'fresh stuff'. Turkey and lovely veggies for tomorrow's lunch were secured Tuesday evening, I've done the washing and cleaning this morning (my first sit down since getting up was seven minutes past one!) Because the two bugs I've caught have floored me - I'm only just starting to feel somewhat better - so everything's been a bit slower paced the passed few days. I just have to do the ironing when I sign out of here; and I'll then enjoy decorating and laying the table for tomorrow's lunch - one of my favourite things to do - black and gold this year I think, I did it red and silver last year. I have varying guises of all manner of table stuff she says with raised eyebrows - it's just my thing at Christmas - a decorated table...

    Anyhow, I'll go and do a bit more - here's hoping you all have the most wonderful time tomorrow and are able to enjoy whatever holiday days you have. Merry Christmas!!

    And, in the words of Irving Berlin... "May Your Days Be Merry And Bright..." But I doubt that all our Christmases will be white...

    Sending Love,

    Carol xx

    Miniature Christmas Sprouts, Dolls House Food, Redcurrants

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    I'm supposed to be doing the ironing LoL... But this is better heheheheh...

    Well, another Christmas Kensington has been and gone - and Wow! How busy was it?! Not many chances to sit and have a cuppa! My darling husband pointed out that it was maybe because the London Dollshouse Festival at The Tower Hotel isnt happening this year - makes sense I suppose, but it was really, really busy...

    Here to thank one and all for coming by to say 'Hi' and buy goodies from me - it's always lovely to see you all; and always a pleasure to tempt new Collectors of my work too - thank you all very, very much! 

    Now as I really have to do the ironing (due to a long weekend away being sprung upon me) - I used to say 'no' so freely, that after seeing a documentary where the ability to say 'yes' to anything frees us - Ive started saying 'yes' to impromptu gad abouts... So, I wont be able to pick up emails properly until Tuesday morning - have a lovely weekend all of you - I'll come back next week to tell you how my mini adventure went; and (groaning) off to do the ironing...

     

    Miniature Christmas Food for Dolls House by Carol Cook

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    The title is apt on two counts - firstly - November's 'Remember, Remember, the fifth of November...'  and of course the image I've uploaded - remember the little Panettone? It's always been a firm favourite at Christmas time, so I thought I'd post a pic!

    The holiday in 'The Loire' was perfectly lovely; and I think I over did it indluging in one of my passions - Macaron... MmMmmmmm... so many wonderful little Patisseries, in many, many of the pretty villages - I couldn't resist, having them fresh and in France was manna from heaven! A fraction of the cost of them here too, I might add - so unfair LoL...

    As I said on my home page - this new website means I haven't used its online store before, so thank you for your patience whilst I try to get to grips with it! I really do hope it's soon though...

    Anyhow, it's the build up to my next show; and yes - there will be Christmas Foodie Goodies on offer as always!

    1:12 Artisan Bakery Style, Christmas Panettone!

    Miniature Food Panettone for Dolls House, Carol Cook, Miniature Food Artist

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    Just a quick entry as I'm officially on holiday... Yayyyy! Last holiday of the year until Christmas. So, if you contact me - I've popped an auto-responder on my 'info' email until I get back. As always I'll be off of the beaten track and unsure as to whether any 'Whiffie' (WiFi) will be available - out of the country too - so my iphone may not want to play at 'Hot-Spot' LoL...

    Have a lovely weekend all of you and these Bramley's are just coming into the stores...

    1:12 Boiling and Prepping Bramley Apples

    Miniature Food, Bramley Apples, Carol Cook

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    I've enjoyed this last summer, even if it's been busier than I would normally expect for the time of year - but enjoyable all the same. The last few Autumns, leaves seemed to have stayed greener for longer, perhaps this too could be a victim of the 'must be global warming' scenario. Autumn leaves I've noticed sometimes staying green almost up until they fall from the tree, in so doing I miss the variety of those warm, rich ochres to reds. It was twenty degrees C mid afternoon Saturday and yet it hasn't stop pouring with rain today, British Weather never ceases to amaze me...

    A strange fact popped up for me to read that I thought I'd share... "21st September, 1915. Stonehenge was sold at auction to Mr. C. H. Chubb for £6,600 as a present for his wife. Mr Chubb presented it to the nation three years later as his wife didn't think it suited her." Lucky for us I say! It's a shame it's so close to that awful and busy road; and that you can't get anywhere near it anymore. I'm reliably informed that if you have a good enough reason - you can book to walk in and around it... Mmmmmm, what's the chances of that for a mere mortal like me I wonder?

    Anyhow, I  have been working hard with my webpages; and just finishing for the day, tomorrow hopefully, my archive gallery will be uploaded. I've had enough for today though now...

    Last month I was approached by a Media Company in London to create miniature 'Penne' without sauce?! Strange request, but I was quite pleased with the result - even if sauceless!

    Bye for now...

    Carol Cook, Miniature Penne, Miniature Food

     

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