Sunday, 30 December 2007

A perfect Christmas

Hello to you all. I hope your Christmas was everything you hoped it would be. Here at Poltiskofarm we had a real mix - a wonderful busy Christmas Eve with all seven children gatherered around the table for an enormous buffet supper of baked ham sticky with brown sugar and spicy with cloves, quiches and mini garlic pizzas, cheeses and homemade pickles. I spent a lovely day baking and mixing ready for the evening and remembered to add gooey, fudgy brownies to the list as all the family have a thing about these. One by one the children arrived and as we all squeezed around the table in our tiny kitchen and I looked from the excited face of a nineteen month old isabella perched in her high chair to the equally excited face of a nearly 24 year old Tom sitting at the other end, I felt so lucky to have the life I have. I know it's a bit schmaltzy but it's true; I am one lucky girl. We rounded the evening off with It's A Wonderful Life (of course!) and the hanging of the stockings!

I won't regale you with every detail of the rest of our Christmas (not that it's over yet of course) just leave you with a few not very good pics of the wlaks, dinners, etc that we have enjoyed so far. Hope the rest of your holiday is peaceful and look forward to catching up with you all soon



  1. Sounds like the perfect Christmas, Pip....and very well-deserved too. Love the pics - we didn't have a pudding this year so nice to enjoy yours by proxy! Hope you have a fabulous New Year too.....
    see you in 2008!! Janexxx

  2. so glad it was good Pipany and your pictures are lovely. I very much like Isabella in her hat!
    Happy New Year too.

  3. Such a stunning picture of the crepuscular rays (get me with my long words - it's a favourite phrase!) and Isabella is just edible.
    Sounds like a very happy time indeed.

  4. Ah how lovely Pipany, may you enjoy many more the same. Super pics too.

  5. lovely lovely pictures Pipany and sounds like you definitely had a good one...well deserved after all that baking!!!

  6. Sounds wonderful and great photos!

  7. Hello from New York to you, dear Pipany.

    Your Christmas pictures and words are what this time of year can be at its very best.

    I do wish you and all of your wonderful family a very happy new year.

    You are an amazing woman, Pipany. xo

  8. Glad that you had a marvellous time - here's to 2008!

  9. Sounds idyllic and there is nothing wrong with schmaltz, much better the genuine joy of family life than moans and compalints about how unfair life is!! May your new year burst with excitement and your business blossom from all at chateau loufoque!!

    ps arent your brood an attractive bunch!

  10. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

  11. Lovely happy, christmassy, sort of Christmas with beautiful pictures. Like you, all positive and serene with never a 'Bah Humbug' in sight. The children will remember it for years to come I think. Look forward to the next instalment.


  12. What a happy Christmas blog, Pipany!! Family happiness is incomparable happiness and your pictures say it all. Happy New Year to you and your clan.

  13. So pleased you had a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family Pipany. Gorgeous pictures,and photo of Isabella is so lovely.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, and may it be filled with everything you could wish for. Continual success too Pipany for your beautiful business in 2008

  14. sending you a whole heap of love, luck and happiness for 2008 dear sweet pipany x
    may you always be wrapped in the warmth of your family - and make beautiful textile treasures whenever you find the time!
    much love
    tracy x