In shops, in windows, in pubs in bars. I’ve been so busy being a mom and looking after a sick little one that I didn’t notice the, well, advent of Advent.
Since I’m no longer working, I don’t have any Christmas parties to go to, so I invited a group of my colleagues around for a late tea next Friday.Â I made a start on the home made Christmas gifts I’m giving them.
Each person will receive a jar of sweets â€“ so far I’ve made Honeycomb, Two Ingredient Chocolate Fudge and Butterscotch. I also made Cream Caramel rounds, but I’m going to try a new batch with light brown sugar â€“ it’ll look prettier in the jar.
I’ve also been going through the batch of cards that I made earlier in the year, as I’ve got a few â€œnew babyâ€ congratulations to send, and of course it’s Christmas card time too. With everything that’s been going on, like having a baby, I haven’t had a chance to make more cards for this Christmas, and honestly , I’m not likely to have the time to make them all!
It’s been a stressful few days, but it did feel good today to be able to do something creative Â and productive in the minutes between soothing and drip feeding Vitamin C.
That’s the great thing about these high sugar treats: they’re really quick to make and in so being are very mommy friendly, so long as they’re not being fed to toddlers!