The first Tuesday in November is the Melbourne Cup - "the race that stops the nation" - and we have a public holiday. In an annual fit of kitchen-domestic-goddessity, I baked my Christmas cake (Nigella Lawson's recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess) and attempted to document my progress in photos.
Photo One: Make sure you use lots of paper when lining the tin.
Photo Two: Blurry. Fruit soaked overnight in brandy. Extra glace cherries because I love them.
Photo Three: Big mixing bowl just like Mum's. A heavy duty wooden spoon is your friend when preparing cake mixture.
Photo Four: Three hours later, a baked cake. Somehow managed to get the baking paper in focus rather than the cake.
And whilst it was baking, I made a box bag, because the fabric stash will not shrink by itself.