Today is the first Sunday of Advent, and I decided to start a new tradition by getting up early and doing some baking before church. I made a batch of gingerbread men and gingerbread hearts, deciding to make at least six of each: one for each immediate member of my family (myself and Spud included). I've decided this is a tradition I will continue each year.
It has rained steadily all day, and also been extremely cold, but I opened my curtains to a glimpse of golden sunshine, and consequently a rainbow. I leaned out of my window to take a photograph, and got soaked in the process, although it was worth it!
After church I iced five of my gingerbread men, and five of the hearts for us all to eat tonight when we light the first Advent candle. I have placed the sixth gingerbread man and a gingerbread heart in a box. I want to preserve them, and deliver them to Spud when I see him in just under a fortnight!
As today is the first Sunday of Advent, here is a seasonal song that has been going round my head all week: