Wednesday, 1 January 2014

DECEMBER SCAVENGER HUNT

Well here we are with the very last scavenger hunt for the year.   What fun it has been and a bit of a challenge at times, so here we go..............

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Wednesday 25th December  - Christmas day!



CHRISTMAS

Making mince pies - well it wouldn't be Christmas with out them?



RELIGOUS ICON

I bought this lovely wooden decoration in Hamburg a few years ago when I went to the markets there, it has to have special sized candles to go in it, so if anyone is going over next year perhaps they can pick me up a couple of packets?




SHINY

A close up of my tree, looking very shiny and twinkly!




MOVEMENT

Well nearly!  Just fooling!


CELEBRATION  
Me bringing in the Christmas pudding to the table, the flaming fountain was amazing, it certainly finished off our feast




WORDS

Well not really a photo, but found this subway art, printed and framed it and displayed it on the bookeshelf.  It has all the words that I need!




RECIPIE

Sticky date and raisin pudding served with Brandy butter ice cream and salted caramel sauce- recipie found in Good Food magazine December 2012.  I have made this two years in a row and it is delicious!




CANDLES

I love candles and often have them twinkling around the house.  This is my fireplace with some big candles.




WINDOW DISPLAY

I have been looking for a shop window, but not found one suitable, so here is my lounge window.  I spent a couple of eveinings licking and sticking all these paperchains and then hung them from the net curtain wire, with the nets pushed back. A metal Christmas tree candle stand is in the middle, I bought this at a German Market a couple of years ago.



CAKE

I have had to put two photos for this one! We have had two cakes this year. Alice and Jared spent one evening creating this wonderful Gingerbread house, a week later and we are still not allowed to eat 



 And this is my one.  A rich fruit cake made weeks ago, marzipaned and iced with little marzipan Christmas trees and silver balls sprinkled on top.  We were allowed to eat this one!



A very, very big thank you to Suzie over at Made with love thinking of all the catagories each month and linking everyone together. It has been great to see how people from all over the world have interpreted the photos.  I have been taken  to Colarado, Australia, Borneo, Wiltshire and Birmingham!!!  Looks like we are keeping this going in the New Year too!

11 comments:

greenthumb said...

Thank you so much for taking part in the scavenger hunt over the past year, it has has been great to see all of your photos and everyone's else also. I just love love your window display you didn't need to look else where, cake and I love the sound of your recipe. Greenthumb

greenthumb said...

Thank you so much for taking part in the scavenger hunt over the past year, it has has been great to see all of your photos and everyone's else also. I just love love your window display you didn't need to look else where, cake and I love the sound of your recipe. Greenthumb

Glo said...

Great photos, Lizzy! Such bright eyes bringing in the Christmas pudding - that's a wonderful shot. I like your window decorations, too ~ and fooling-fall brought a smile. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes the Hummingbird is real ~ they live here all year. I live on Vancouver Island, so it has a warmer climate than most of Canada. Thanks for coming by, and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

Jay said...

I love your scavenger hunt photos and the glimpses of your Christmas. Happy new year to you.

Kezzie said...

Lizzy, your photos are gorgeous and I just adore your chains!!!! The pudding is hugely impressive!!! X

Tammy Chrzan said...

That Christmas pudding is AMAZING!
I bet you had to be careful not to catch your hair on fire!! lol

Tammy Chrzan said...

Happy New Year to you my gorgeous friend!
Tammy

Eileen T said...

I love your photos, especially the celebration one.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Lizzy! What great fun to see your SH photos! They brought back memories of my childhood Christmases ~ pudding and mincemeat and real trees! I have made many, many paper chains ~ so fun! I don't dare have a real tree in dry, dry Colorado! I have so enjoyed sharing your world. All the best to you in 2014!

Julie said...

Happy New Year Lizzy! I really enjoy the scavenger hunt too and am looking forward to taking part again this year. Enjoyed your interpretations and particularly words, celebration and your window display. x

Amanda Graham said...

What great photos- The movement one made me smile- and all the food ones look yummy:)