Saturday, 4 December 2010

Recipe for a Perfect Christmas

We're having a Christmas Cybercrop over on UKS this weekend and one of last night's challenges was perfect for today's JYC prompt :o)

JYC 2010 - Dec 4th - Recipe For A Perfect Xmas - Jimjams

No ingredient list as we tend to make it up as we go along, but I'd recommend:

Select one tall tree, a sprinkle of bright lights, & a few baubles.  Wrap with tinsel until festive & set aside in a corner until Twelfth Night.
Peel envelopes from cards, extract good wishes & mull over news.  Pour heart out in round-robins placed into postbox.
Take several flurries of snow & roll into balls.  Toss in the air or stack in the garden.  Add coal, carrots, scarves & pipes as desired.
Mince pies with a letter for Santa.  Marinade with port by chimney overnight.  Stuff one stocking per person.
Pull crackers, inserting heads into paper hats, & split sides at enclosed jokes.  Coat turkey & trimmings with mouth, chewing well.  Repeat several times until full.  Lubricate with tipples until vision blurs, then snooze. 
Divide gifts into piles & cut away wrappings.  If desired, add thanks, otherwise arrange face suitably before returning to shop. 
Mix well-loved cartoons with TV specials, add family games & continue until tempers fray.  Apply hugs to smooth over.
Blend Christmas spirits in with visitors, filling days with goodwill.  Light an open fire & toast until done.  Serve everything under mistletoe, sprinkled liberally with good cheer.
Suggested accompaniments: close family & fine friends
Font is Type Ra which includes £ signs ... why do font creators leave us out but include the $ sign :o( Stamps are Basic Grey's Flurries, paper is from a Papermania Christmas pack and the date spots were created in MS Word with Kingthings Willow.

9 comments:

Tina said...

wonderful recipe idea great job!

Jules said...

What a great idea, I love it!

Kirsty.a said...

A great piece if writing. I had the recipe idea too - and then forgot about it when I started doing my journalling!

furrypig said...

Just discovered your blog and I think it's great! Have become a follower/stalker xxx

Janelle said...

I LOVE this! So creative and so fun!

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely page! And great recipe! :) Kind regrds from Poland!

Sian said...

Ha..this is a lot of fun Jemma - with a lot of truth in it too!

CoventryAnn said...

Love the journalling :)

alexa said...

Love your pages, Jemma! These are just lovely - and simple is beautiful too :).