Aftermath is not quite the correct word to use as it means a situation after something ruinous has happened.
I wouldn't say that Christmas Day was ruinous by far!! Looking on the good side of things, as Christmas Eve and Day was a quiet affair this year there is not so much to clear up or to put back in place.
Father Christmas has been very observant this year as he was spot on with my Christmas present :
I particularly requested a backpack bag especially for when I go walking so I can carry a snack with me or do some shopping on my way back home. It leaves my arms and hands free so I can get into marching mode. I also wanted it in RED ....brilliant red!!
🌟 Thank you Father Christmas 🌟
Lazy darning II
Another hole in Sr P's jeans. He still hasn't noticed my first Lazy darn! Follow link to post about that here !
Out comes the iron!!
I am not much good at drawing but I think this looks like a cat...doesn't it?😊
Oldest park in Alicante
A new look-see and wander around the oldest park in Alicante which was looking particularly splendid on a mild sunny day during the Christmas holidays.
When I was looking at these gigantic trees in Canalejas park I remembered reading on Poppy Patchwork's post My heaven her love of trees so I thought I would add a few photos of these trees that this park is so famous for. I believe they are Ficus trees and I have been told they are over 140 years old.
If only trees could talk!! I would gladly listen 😮.
This is one of the most popular parks in Alicante City. It is in the heart of Alicante and it is situated right by the port area and near to the Postiguet beach. A pleasant walk leading to the esplanade.
The Explanada de España is one of the most popular areas in the city and always busy.In normal times you would see small groups of people sitting or standing chatting away, playing dominos,cards,chess or parchis (Ludo). The Spanish are very fond of Ludo and it certainly isn't just a child's game for them.
It is also a good place to meet up with someone because everyone knows where this is.
Spiced Snow Cookies (
They are gone!
I would say they were a success!!👏
I usually make some cream cheese chocolate chip cookies,Jam tartlets and a Bakewell tart for Christmas goodies. I know this is practically sacrilege but we don't like mince pies or Christmas pudding or traditional Christmas cake. Actually that is not quite correct Sr P does like Christmas pud. My Mum always used to send him a mini one from the UK every Christmas. Anyhow.. I wanted a change from the usual and something different.
Eclectic Home and Life has been posting several recipes of Scandinavian Christmas goodies on her blog recently and this one, Spiced Snow Cookies, seemed the easiest.
I was a bit dubious about adding the spice because I have to be careful with spicy things in this family and also new cookies + spice could have meant a reluctance to try them. I therefore added the extra Cocoa powder (actually I used pure drinking chocolate powder instead of Cocoa. It is thicker. I always use it when a recipe indicates Cocoa as it produces a stronger chocolate taste. ) that is mentioned in the recipe if not using spice but I also added the cinnamon as well but not the other spices.
Chocolate and Cinnamon do go together!
They were delicious and as I said at the start they have gone! (except for a little stash in the freezer😄).
I would definitely make them again! Thanks for sharing Eclectic Home and Life
Welcome back to Jill at Emerald Cottage. It so nice to see that some bloggers are returning to blog land.
Dear bloggers, I am preparing my mind to face lots of positivity and hopefully new thoughts and ideas will be incoming during...the fresh New 2021!!
It is just around the corner!!