We had a couple of very early mornings butchering venison, which began with a still moonlit walk down the croft land to the village. We did some winkle picking. We did lots of collecting wood for the burner. I did ever such a lot of chocolate making, baking, finishing off crafts and preparing for the Rum Christmas Fayre.
Today we had our first snow here in the village (we had a fall earlier in the high peaks but nothing you could run outside shrieking to dance about in!) and we set up the community hall with all our festive wares. We had mince pies and mulled wine, handmade chocolates and truffles, fudge, knitted and crocheted and felted tree decorations, various scarves, hats, gloves and socks, soaps, scrubs and body butter lotions and potions and a range of Rum Christmas cards from Dragon. Various islanders brought along things to sell but the main offering was from Fliss and I which we have spent the last few weeks beavering away to create.
It all looked, smelt and tasted delicious!
|welcome to the Rum Christmas Fayre|
|crochet Christmas tree treasures|
|snowflakes, trees, robins and oranges dried out on our logburner|
|scarves inspired by Rum - October, Sunset, Stormy Skies, the sea is alive!|
|roll up, roll up!|
|Dragon with his range of Rum inspired Christmas cards, a top seller!|
|snow! yes she does have bare feet!|