Thursday, 6 December 2018
O Christmas Tree
Watching, organising and directing the decorating of the Christmans tree is thirsty work. The men had their lethal raki, the kids a bottle of even more lethal sugary pop and the girls had their special 'own-brand' sangria, only lethal when you stand up.
One cup of vodka
a few cups of drinkable wine, red or white
topped up with fruit juice, preferably not fresh. There is nothing healthy about this recipe!
The first jug had a rather odd taste. We decided it was the wine which is why I emphasise the use of a 'good' wine. We added some more vodka, some of that sugary pop and the more we drank the better it got. The second jug was fruity perfection, and the job got done to the satisfaction of even the fussiest of over-lookers
The 'star' goes on the top of the tree. Our tradition is a big red poinsettia flower
Doesn't that look gorgeous reflected in the windows
Tall people tack up my crochet Christmas bunting
Up go the Christmas balls, hanging from the rafters
And the mistletoe is put in place
My knitted Christmas hat got its first wearing
And Santa (St Nick to you, St Basil to us)
popped in with a 'ho,ho,ho'