It was encouraging then when Son#4 questioned a few days ago when we would be doing Christmas puddings as he only had the one weekend free before Christmas. But what was even more encouraging - and exciting - was when the family arrived to help with the Christmas puddings. The Most Adorable Granddaughter#2 walked into my kitchen and waited quietly (unusual!) until she gained my attention, and then, in a restrained yet excited manner, told me, "We're helping you make Christmas puddings like we did last year."
Her older sister (The Most Adorable Granddaughter#1) picked up the mixed peel and told her, "You used to eat this as a baby." (True. Check out the pictures here for proof.) "Yes," she breathed, almost reverently.
And so once again we got to enjoy the mess and the chaos that is Christmas pudding making in our home.
If you enjoyed our pudding making, check out these older posts from 2010; 2011, and 2012.
I would love to hear what Christmas traditions my readers celebrate. Please drop me a line ... if you're not too busy fulfilling traditions and making memories.