I made a big Christmas cake, the fruit for which has been marinating in brandy on the bench for a week. There was too much mixture so I made three mini-cakes too. Do you think walnuts will be ok? I forgot to buy the almonds...
I coated some dried strawberries (very nice, if you haven't tried them) in dark chocolate, and dipped the ends of some apricots too.
And I made some gingerbread men. Unfortunately the icing came out more pink than red and they look more like a girlie girl's pajama party than Christmas. Never mind. I put beards on some and a big pair of tramping boots on another, to compensate.
And later I noticed through the french doors a dear little female chaffinch hopping along the verandah bench and eating some insects off the wisteria.
It's very hot today. Perhaps it's because we have Tropical Storm Evan on the way, downgraded from the cyclone it was when it hit Samoa and Fiji recently.