Christmas toast

Wishing everyone all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

I’ve been away on holiday and am just back to frantic last minute food shopping, so more on where I’ve been later. Meanwhile, here’s a toast to you with a glass of dry Madeira wine tinged with a touch of Christmas merriment. Enjoy.

Christmas toast


About jingsandthings

I am me. What do I like? Colour Shapes Textures Paintings, photographs, sculptures, woven tapestries, wonderful materials. The love of materials probably comes from my father who was a textile buyer, and I grew up hearing the names of mills and manufacturers which sounded magical and enticing. Glass in all its soft and vibrant colours and flowing shapes, even sixties glass which makes its own proud statement. A book I can immerse myself in. Meals with family or friends with lots of chat and laughter (and probably a bottle or two of wine). The occasional trip abroad to experience the sights, sounds, food, conversation, quality of light and warmth of other countries. To revel in differences and be amazed by similarities. I like to create and to experience, to try and to achieve. And then there are words – read, heard, written at my keyboard, or scrawled on sticky notes, or along the edges of dog-eared supermarket receipts excavated from the unexplored nooks of my handbag. What do I dislike? Cold Snow Bad design Fast food Condescension
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6 Responses to Christmas toast

  1. Mama Cormier says:

    Thank you Dorothy. Cheers to you and your family. Good luck with your last minute shopping. Looking forward to reading about your holiday. In the meantime enjoy your Christmas. Carol

  2. Rosa de los Vientos says:

    Dry Madeira. I’ll have to try that one and will remember you. 🙂 Happy sparkling Holidays!

    • Hope your holidays glowed with happiness, Rosa. Last year in Madeira we went Madeira tasting and learnt there were four types of Madeira. Can’t remember the exact terms, but basically sweet (good for after dinner), medium sweet, medium dry and dry (good before dinner). The dry is like a dry sherry. Dry Madeira seemed a good pre-dining choice when there, though I have to admit mostly opting for brandy afterwards. Now trying to return to the normal water and coffee life. Hope you have a great 2015.

  3. mybrightlife says:

    Hope you have wonderful festivities! Sending warm Christmas greetings from the South!

    • Hope your celebrations were great too. Two weeks of sun (mainly) and warmth in the run-up to Christmas was bliss. Happy to forego frost and snow for that anytime. But it’s now back to warm clothes and sitting by the fire. Still, we have our memories and photos to help keep us warm. May 2015 be all you could wish for. Cheers.

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