Merry Christmas from New York

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I took this photo on Christmas Day. Sorry it’s been so long before I could post it! I’m having real issues uploading stuff to flickr, is anyone else having problems?

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early Christmas

Today I had Christmas dinner at Kalman’s crazy converted warehouse flat in Seven Sisters. It was a very proper Christmas with a tree, two turkeys (and nut roast for the vegetarians!), crackers, presents, the works. Amazing, and I got snap-happy with all the eclectic bits and bobs in the flat too – it must help to live down the road from a flea market! I will let the photos speak for themselves:
seven sisters christmas

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Sunday night pudding

I’ve been making pudding most Sunday nights recently (indeed, last Sunday Jess and I decided to forgo dinner altogether and just skip to the pudding). Last night’s (and tonight’s) was an oldie but a goodie: profiteroles.

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It’s all Christmas all the time chez fingersandtoes.

First up a Christmas FO:

Buffalo Slipper Socks, from the Winter 06 IK, for my aunt. Unfortunately not knit in buffalo! I knit these in RYC Cashsoft. I really hope she likes them (I also hope she doesn’t read this, but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog)

Second up, I finally got myself a little Christmas tree the other day. It has fibre optic lights, which are admittedly a little tacky, but they save buying extra lights and I’m actually warming to them. If you can’t be tacky at Christmas, when can you be?

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I needed the tree in order to display my growing Christmas ornament collection. I collect them on my travels and so far have ornaments from Germany (unfortunately they are back in NZ), England, Wales, New Zealand, Italy and Spain. If you click on the picture it will take you to the flickr page where I have flagged all of the decorations with descriptions!

This is what the tree looks like with the lights off: