As I mentioned, last Saturday Margaret James and I did a book signing at Waterstones in Abergavenny and we had a lovely time! The shop was very busy, packed with people buying Christmas presents and browsing, and there was a group of children singing in the children’s book section, adding to the festive ambiance. The staff were all wearing Santa hats, most of them red, but the manager wore this very fetching black version which we loved!
In order to try and stand out a bit in the crowd, Margaret and I wore a couple of colourful kimonos and as the front door was open most of the time, we were quite glad of the extra warmth. Here is a photo of Margaret looking very pretty in hers!
Our friend Kath stopped by with her lovely mother-in-law June, and of course she brought Squizzey the Squirrel wearing his best Highland outfit in honour of Highland Storms – thank you! With the kilt, he very sensible had on a knitted sweater with a thistle motif on the front, very nice
The rest of this week has been taken up with Christmas preparations, including baking saffron buns and wrapping lots of presents, which I love doing. Next we’ll be making Swedish meatballs and lingon bread (lingon are very similar to cranberry), as well as pickled herrings and maybe some mince pies. I’m refusing to think about my waistline until after the holidays …