I do hope your Christmas went well and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, that you have managed to have at least found some breathing space during the busy month of December and have found time to relax and find peace and happiness wherever you are. The end of the year is always a good time to recharge the batteries.
Our Christmas was very quiet this year as lack of annual leave meant us staying at home and doing our own thing. Mr Cocopopia joined a group down on the beach for a spot of Christmas morning kitesurfing. He said that the gentle waves and the sunshine on the sea made him feel happy and content - almost a spiritual experience in itself.
One of our family Christmas traditions was my mum's sherry trifle which she only ever made at Christmas - and it was good (mind you, she was always pretty generous with the sherry, which might have had something to do with it). Sadly, mum is nolonger with us and I did try to recreate one of her trifles last year and failed miserably. I decided not to bother this year but Mr Cocopopia had also become a big fan of my mum's trifles and said he would try making one. Well, his chocolate orange trifle did not disappoint - and is unusual that it contains a thin layer of solid chocolate. I've already put my order in for next year.
If you're interested, he found the recipe here courtesy of Mumsnet.