It has been a busy weekend... yes, what's new I hear you say. But it has felt busy even for me. I baked all day Thursday and all day Friday and then when I couldn't stand up any longer I sat stitching on Friday evening. And it was all to make sure I had enough to fill my stall at the annual Christmas Market in our neighbouring Church.
I'm not always keen on craft markets or fairs as they can be such unpredictable beasts but this one is always lovely. I sell enough to make it feel worthwhile and the atmosphere is so warm and friendly. It feels like all the good things about Christmas rolled into one fabulous event. It is a chance to catch up with friends, have a glass of mulled wine and maybe pick up a present or two with a background of carols... and munch on a turkey roll should that be your thing! In the afternoon it was back home to more baking as I had a birthday cake to make plus stocks to replenish...
Because on Sunday I had an Open Day at home selling more of the same and taking orders for Christmas. I did this last year to launch my new business and it was such a huge success I had high hopes for this year. But despite a small but steady stream of loyal friends popping in for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie it was nothing like 2015.
And I'm now wondering what I'm going to do with all the left over stock, (fifty odd jars of jam for starters) not to mention all the mince pie boxes and mini Christmas cake boards I ordered in. Except I'm too tired to really care!