Pre-Advent 2011 – Gingerbread Men!

Possum is 5 years 6 months

Bandicoot is 3 years 4 months

Little Princess is 10 months


It has been raining here.  Raining for more than a week.  And, when it rains here, it rains properly.  Heavy pelting rain.  The novelty is wearing off.  (Mind you, after so many years of drought, only broken a couple of years back, we daren’t actually complain about rain.)

So I thought I would yield to the pressure Possum has been applying for gingerbread men.  What’s more, I would count it as our Christmas Activity for the day.

This website has the most amazingly yummy gingerbread man recipe in the whole world.  I think you need to use golden syrup to get the right flavour.  And, the real trick that this site has taught me is, it is essential to beat the brown sugar and butter until it is really, really light in colour.

The site also has some pretty fantastic decorations for the gingerbread men.  I don’t do that.  We don’t pipe biscuits.  I do usually stick some Smarties on for buttons, but that is about it.

Well, this is how ours turned out:

IMG_1958Totally delish.  Very plain, ‘though, aren’t they?



Sadly, this is why…

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Yup, that is our Little Princess in hospital.

She has had a cold for months.  Now she has very bad tonsilitis.  She has been vomitting (and vomitting and vomitting) and had an uncontrollable fever of 39oC until that fixed that at the hospital.

She is home again now.  She isn’t well, but she is SO much better.  Alleluia!!


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