Snow (ish), Puzzles and Log

Firstly, here is the annual photo of our traditional Yule Log only this year it is a new and improved version.  Mostly because I had nothing to do with it!

Not the usual shop-bought, Flossie, my younger daughter, made the actual logs – a large one for the main trunk and a small one cut up to make the branches.  Impressive, eh?

Daisy created the icing and did beautiful thatching with decoration.  All perfect and delicious.

Anywho, it is now cold, really very cold and none of us feel like going outside for any longer than we have to.

So, while OH was walking the dog, Daisy and I snuck Efstur and Taktur into the garden to feed them their buckets.

The others had to watch from a distance but I did go out afterwards with parsnips to make amends.  They had eaten huge piles of silage all morning.

Efstur is fed because he is growing and a colt.

Taktur is fed because he is a stallion and back in full-time training.

BeAnne is not fed because she is square.

Darling Efstur is very easy now he knows the drill.  It took one day to get him into this routine of coming in to be fed.

So, apart from eating Yule Log and drinking the occasional gin or hot chocolate, depending on the time of day or night, we are all very into doing jigsaw puzzles.

We have just completed this one.  I love it because it is one I found in a charity shop in Lerwick and I had similar as a child.

Sadly, there is a small problem….

Yup, it did have the full complement of 500 pieces, only one of them was rogue.

I won’t lie – it was a disappointment.

8 thoughts on “Snow (ish), Puzzles and Log

    1. Frances Post author

      Chocolate sponge rolled around chocolate buttercream icing, thatched with chocolate buttercream icing. Seeing a theme here?

  1. Robyn

    Frances, with a bit of creativity you can make that missing piece yourself. You just need some thick cardboard cut to shape, then paint it. I have done this when the dog chewed a piece which had fallen onto the carpet and it works quite well. I adore jigsaw puzzles. Fabulous Yule Log. xx

  2. Nancy

    The yule log looks so yummy! I wish I could smell and taste it!
    Great job, Flossie!

    Jigsaw puzzles are great, but that last piece IS disappointing! Oh my!

    Stay warm and cozy!

  3. Vicki

    I’m with Robyn, try out making the missing piece. Might be a little rough, but it’ll complete it. It’s a beautiful picture. Sounds like a nice day in any case. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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