Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Today I’m tired. Thursdays always seem to be the longest day of the week. I don’t really have much to say or much energy. Mum has said we can put our Christmas tree up at the weekend, which is exciting. I’m going to try a new recipe on Saturday. It’s for gingerbread biscuits. I’ll share it with you if they turn out OK.
Sophia wasn’t so upset today at school. She still doesn’t know what the plans are for her family Christmas, but she is getting used to plans changing suddenly. I think we all are. We are learning to deal with disappointment quite a lot.
Our teacher asked us today if we wanted to continue with our Lockdown Christmas Parcels since most people will now be meeting up with relatives over Christmas. Everyone said they didn’t want to do it anymore, but Khaled and I did. So we are allowed to keep working on it in class when we have finished our other work. Today I helped him translate the Yule Log recipe. We had a photo dictionary, with lots of pictures in it. I pointed to the ingredients (eggs or flour) and he nodded and wrote it down in Arabic. He’s really clever. It was a little tricky to describe how you separate the eggs and whisk the whites, but with lots of drawings we managed to do it. I hope the cake turns out OK.
Mrs Smith is coming for tea today, so I can’t be on too long. I want to see her and ask her advice. In my tea cosy pattern I have found something I don’t understand, so I will write out the instructions and ask her to explain it to me. Hopefully she won’t guess what I’m doing. I’m going to have to think of something to say if she asks what it is for. Maybe I can just tell her it’s a surprise.
Jack and Theo said they’d help me make a box for Alison’s cookies – they are working on ideas now. I’d better go and set the table – it’s a bit of a squash now, with Uncle Matt, especially when Mrs Smith comes over too. But I really enjoy having people over for dinner! Got to go, hopefully I won’t be so tired tomorrow.