Here is the story of a Christmas cake
A real home made bobbydazzler
Not a shop bought fake.
The ingredients were all of the best
The fruit ,peel and brandy were mixed
Then left over night to rest.
A week later when the cake had been feed with brandy
It’s beautiful top of mixed nuts had been glazed.
It was marzipaned and almost ready for icing , so we kept it handy.
We just had to wait for one or two days.
Finally the great day arrived
The icing was made and carefully applied
Little decorations that we have had for years
The cake looks so lovely I could easily shed tears.
None of patterns on the icing royal
Nor any of the fine cooking was done by me
But by my fine hubby.
I am very proud to see the results of his toil!
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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26 thoughts on “The story of the Christmas Cake”
Can’t wait … Shall we try it now!!
This looks delicious! Love all the nuts on top. Yum.. 🙂
Okay here try a slice !!
Thank you! That was awesome!!
Looking super g.o.o.d. Hubby you say? Keep him. 😀 😀 😀
Lovely story told in poem.
Having been married 45years and known him 50yrs good and bad I shall keep him …for now! 😉
😀 😀 😀
You’re one lucky lady.
Most of the time I certainly am!!
More than some and maybe less than others. Most of the time is certainly good. 🙂
Looks fantastic, my hubby is the main cook here, but still cakes and desserts are down to me! Including the Christmas Cake!
Which type of Christmas cake will you make?
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Have A Happy Jolly Joyful
Merry Christmas/Kwanzaa. 🎅🏿
Yummmy. Looks great 🙂
It doesn’t’ it !!
Far better than my recent two attempts, Willow. I love that the top is not iced. A slice with a nice of cup of tea sounds a real Christmas treat.
You will have to come and share !! ❤
Be delighted to. Give a piece to Santa and he can drop it off to me on Saturday night. 🎅
Wow that looks amazing!
It does and it smells amazing too!!
I can imagine!