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Christmas Run Up

For some reason I’m not feeling Christmassy this year. I’m not the only one I’ve heard others complain the same. I think the reason it doesn’t feel Christmassy for me is because a) I’m not at work and missing out on the work festivities and b) not much Christmas decorations in our house due to the home birth plan.

But today I did make the effort and made some mince pies! They’re such weird things – I actually don’t like the mince meat to eat but I love the taste of the mincemeat on the pastry. I’ve never made or cooked pastry before but for a first attempt they’re not too bad! The recipe said to cook for 20mins on 200 but I think that might’ve been too much in our cooker. I’ll know next time!

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Whilst I was waiting for them to cook I found this article about Christmas. I found it to be quite interesting.

So now I’m sat on the sofa with my two pups watching Titanic. I’ve always been fascinated by Titanic (not the film bug the real life event). I have a very vague memory of watching a documentary about the Titanic with Dad when I was a kiddiwink and I think that’s what sparked the interest. I’ve watched a few documentaries and I found one in particular to be fascinating – it seemed to blame the disaster on faulty nuts and bolts that were holding the steel together. There was an exhibition in London showing artefacts recovered from the wreckage. I regret not going as I’m sure it would have been brilliant!

Rebecca

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