The Humble Bungalow
and a little Christmas Cheer.
simple wire stars
sit atop the plate rail
nestled between First Nations basketry
This weekend we will be decorating the tree and having our annual pizza party.
We also have a bunch of friends popping by for some Christmas cheer and a buffet dinner.
Finding a place to sit and eat might be a challenge in our wee bungalow.
You know what they say...the more the merrier.
We once had 32 people for a pot luck supper!
It was when "Bungalow Bob" came to Victoria to lecture for The Craftsman Bungalow Society.
Dr. Robert Winter from Pasadena California is the fellow responsible for raising awareness of the historical value of bungalows and the arts and crafts movement in the USA and Canada.
He's the author of several books and when we were in Pasadena many years ago we were able to visit him in his beautiful Batchelder bungalow on the Arroyo.
If you are looking for a last minute gift idea I like this chocolate bark recipe.
It takes just a few minutes to make and then you chill it in the fridge before breaking it into smaller pieces.
Melt good quality chocolate in the microwave.
Stir often so as not to burn it.
I do it in one minute intervals.
Pour onto a foil lined sheet pan and sprinkle with nuts and dried cranberries.
What could be easier than this?
The challenge is not to sample too much.
Do you have any last minute gift ideas?
Try to carve out some time to relax and reflect on all the good things that you have in your life.
Adopt the attitude of gratitude and embrace the spirit of giving.
~ stepping down from the soap box now :-)) ~