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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Gingerbread Traditions #XmasLinky

One of the Christmas Traditions in our house is making the gingerbread house. Yesterday afternoon, because it was too smokey to go to our outdoor sport activity, my youngest made the candy creation. For the first year, it didn't collapse almost instantaneously. She is delighted but secretly, I've discovered  I was disappointed that there wasn't the merriment and squeals as the 'landslide' hit the house, and I was robbed of my joy in selling the idea of the gingerbread shanty. I honestly missed the inevitable hilarious collapse. I guess that means this house is finally all grown up. Or it just means those interlocking walls really work. Gingerbread Technology is evolving, people!

Speaking of Traditions, Wayside Chapel is under halfway in their fund raising to feed the homeless on Christmas Day. Their Donate a Plate aims to provide meals for over a 1000 people. If you can't donate, please share on your socials so word gets out.


I saw a new tradition, Adopt a tree, unfortunately urgently needed. WWF is running a protect and plant trees campaign this Christmas. Note that while we need the trees for the koalas, we also need them in the process to create rain (see how trees and the climate inter-relate). Whether it's too late for the koalas, I don't know but I do know more trees won't hurt in anyway, and might even help us.

Lastly, Saturday 7th is the last day to take your Share the Dignity It's in the Bag donations to Bunnings.

Linking with #Nanahood





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5 comments:

  1. Thanks you so much for that link, I am off now to Donate A Plate! I hate to say it, but I am going to miss one day having to hide the stupid elf haha! #openslather Also thanks for linking up Lydia xx

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  2. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  3. Great gingerbread house and great things to be a part of! We've been praying for Australia, the firefighters, the koalas, etc. Such a tragedy!

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  4. It sucks that it's too bad for you to go outside, I'd probably freak out. But you do have a great activity to do inside. I have not had the best luck with fancy baked houses or trains or what have you and I hear ya about the thing falling down, lol. My nephew used to think it was hilarious that my Christmas tree kept falling down which it did again this year.
    Oh geez, I hope it's not too late for the koalas.
    That does look like a very very very fine house (with two cats in the yard). I gotta tell ya since I've cut down radically on sugar looking at your gingerbread house makes me want to eat the whole thing in one sitting. I can actually smell it and it smells goooddd.

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  5. We haven't made any in a while but the boys do enjoy the activity.
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