SALT - O Holy Night, and a good old catch up!

Ok, I know, so my last post was the Salt challenge which was TWO weeks ago!

Time has flown and lots has happened!

Lythan set the theme for this week...

it is almost here. the most wonderful time of the year. not just because of the presents and the food and the family time - fun though they are. but because, on this most holy of nights, God comes to us as one of us. Amazing love.
As always there are some fantastic contributions, and we love seeing what other people create, so please check it out here.

I was a little late for the entry, here it is.

I designed the black cut out on the Craft Robo software. Then stuck with 3D pads.

We have had a hectic few weeks.
PTA duties and fundraisers have been taking up a lot of my time.

Also the sad and tragic death of the husband of a friend of mine. He was killed as a result of a car accident and leaves his wife and two small children. His funeral was on Tuesday, it was a fitting service, with the choir that he sang with singing a beautiful piece, and his father and mother playing a duet.

Christmas preparations and othe fun events have occured! Tom won us a dinner party! Basically a company called Reveller's organised an intimate dinner party in our home for 6 quests. They had florists decorate our dining room with a metal frame over our dinner table from which hung stars and snowflakes. A beautiful table decoration of roses, tulips, silver leaves, butterflies, white painted fircones and pears took up most of the table! And around the room were candles and rose petals. A chef and assistant turned up at 3pm, most embarassingly I had been intending to clean my oven all day and came home to see them cleaning up my messy oven! At around 5pm two ladies from the Revellers turned up to check that everything was fine. I forgot to tell you that everyone had come from Manchester, a two hour journey away. Then I was told that a lovely lady called Jenny was coming to sing to us and our guests! At about 6.30 the local journalist/photographer came and took pictures of us. Then we had canape's of sesame toast, prawns, fried wonton etc with a choice of two dips whilst listening to Christmas Carols sung accapella by Jenny who had the most amazing voice. Our main course was Quail breasts stuffed with rice on a bed of okra and spinach, all on top of a potato rosti with a masala sauce. The pudding was Creme Brulee set on a plate with 3 little biscuits and garnished with finely cubed strawberry and kiwi. DELICIOUS!!! We were very stuffed afterwards!
We were excited to hear that our chef had also cooked for Wayne Rooney and Kylie! I guess he won't be name dropping that he cooked for us. Anyway, here are some pics...

This was my dining room a few days before...


Then after they worked their magic!



5 comments:

Hazel said...

Love your Salt contribution. Wow!! What excitement with the preparation and experience of the meal - love the pictures - certainly done in style! x

Kim said...

Your card is stunning!! Love the simplicity and detail...really lovely!

Kelly said...

Saying hi from Beth's blog. The photos of your home are gorgeous and the table is art. Beautiful! I have before and after photos of my table going from art central to clean but nothing as pretty as yours :)

esther said...

just look at what can be achieved a ruth! Lovely simple card to depict the theme.

Sarah said...

I have left you something on my blog :o)

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