Marks: 8/10 – I want a home called The Little Book of Haiku.
4th Dec – How can I have got to this ripe age without seeing A Muppet Christmas Carol? Luckily, Gillian’s there to rectify the situation, with daughter, DVD, lovely tagine and tiny strawberry tarts. Very Christmassy.
Marks: 10/10 – points could have been lost for the fact that I felt more and more ill as the evening wore on, but what I remember is the humour, the company, and the spirit of Christmas, and what more could you want?
Marks: 9/10 for atmosphere and the fact that I got to wear a top hat. One point lost for the fact that it bucketed with rain all evening.
– with Sandra at the Cocoa House in York. Loved tempering the chocolate with the hairdryer, and putting my little beauties into a box with a ribbon, just like real chocolates! Followed by tea and chocolate biscuits, of course, with a little chocolate in the teaspoon.
Marks: 10/10. Hardest bit (apart from giving them away) – squeezing the truffle out of the piping bag. The obvious analogy – too many hard bits made for tiny little stools until finally one huge turd made the bag split and we had to start again. Easiest bit – licking out the bowl.