Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas All Around

I just wanted to drop by and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Brit Boy and I went to London to the theatre yesterday and it was great. I'll share a full report in a few days. I'm going to be taking a mini blogging break for a few days, but I just wanted to share a few sights from Christmas around the Yellow House.

We had a bit of snow here in Wiltshire over the past few days, but now it's all gone. Here's the snow resting on the heads of our little gnome and cat in the garden.

And this is a view out front with the snow dusting everything. You can see a bit of our decorations. They are multi-colored lanterns that we have draped across the window.

Here's my latest creation in the kitchen. It's sort of a Victoria Sponge/Strawberry Shortcake/Strawberry Cheesecake hybrid that I came up with and I'll probably never be able to make it again. LOL. It's a vanilla layer cake with a bit of strawberry juice drizzled into the pores and then I globbed on the cream cheese icing and put strawberries in the center. It's reminiscent of a cake I did before, but it's one better. We had some today and it was delicious. I think I'll try this one again for Valentine's Day or something :-)

And here are a couple of photos in London of Covent Garden. It was bustling with pre-Christmas traffic. We walked from here to the theatre. It was a wonderful afternoon :-)

Have a wonderful holiday!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just came by today to check on you and to wish you and Brit boy a Merry Christmas.
The snow is beautiful and boy would I love a piece of your cake right now.
Hope your well and enjoying the holidays

Mike Golch said...

Merry Christmas to you and Brit Boy!

Alison said...

Merry Christmas to you both!

jacqueline said...

Hello Dori,
Glad you and your hubby were able to make it to the theatre.

Today we received 3 homemade cakes from one of our aunts in New Jersey. I'll be thinking of you as I "inhale" it. lol

Happy Holidays!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Dori.

The cake looks delish and I envy your proximity to the theatre district. I've been cooking up a storm here too. It will be fun ( hopefully ) to see what John thinks of my American Christmas favorites.

BLOGZOOM said...


Thank you for being part of my life too! Here praise you for being here. I wish Happy Holidays! 2010! Cheers!


The Fitness Diva said...

Hi, Dori! Just want to wish you and Brit Boy a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!

So NOT FAIR posting the pic of that strawberry cheese cake/pie!!!
I now have a hankering for strawberry shortcake! -- was one of my favorites from childhood.
Enjoy the festivities, and take care!

j said...

I hope you had a very merry Christmas! Looking forward to reading more.

Agnes said...

Oh that cake! Looks sooo good!!!
Enjoy the rest of the year, Dori and have an awesome 2010 :-)

Anonymous said...

Joyeux Noel!

Duni said...

Hi Dori,

hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Love the London pics - one of these days I must visit :)
Wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Mrs Sweetwater said...

that christmas deer brings back memories.. ahhh london. looks like it was a fun day. did you do the harrods windows ? it was one of my most to do holiday activities when I was in london. Happiest of holidays to you and brit boy.

RE - EntrePOD said...

Beautiful Cake Dori; so that means it's tasty as well. Happiest of Holidays.

Lidian said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you both! :)

Kicha said...

Nothing like a day out with your Sweetie. Hope your holidays are filled with warmth and joy.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am back again lol
Just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year!
We miss your post but a break from blogging is good too

Dori said...

Hello all,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the very best in 2010. Happy New Year to everyone!!!! :-)

BLOGZOOM said...

Dori and Friends:


Rio de Janeiro is raining now, but everyone goes to the beach to celebrate the turn of the year.