I had my string all ready to hold it together like Sadie had suggested but the gingerbread was fairly soft so the cocktail sticks they recommended using worked fine. You can't see him but Mark was in the background giving Amy technical advice on how to assemble it!
Then Amy iced in all the joints. It looks quite professional doesn't it.Of course, you can't have a 10 year old boy in the house without him wanting to have a go and he did a pretty good job of blobbing icing around the edge, (which I smoothed out after he'd gone).
It just needs to set then it can be decorated.
We went to the garden centre this afternoon with Mum for coffee and cake and a look at the grotto. Thomas didn't want to visit Santa so I took a photo of him with one of the display ones.
Then him and Mum wandered off together and came across these beauties all the way from Blackpool
He might be too old to sit on Santa's knee but he decided he wasn't too old to sit on a donkey and have a ride.
Mark was in the cafe while all this was going on ordering our cakes and drinks. "A scone will be fine for me and Mum" I said to him. This is what was waiting for me when I arrived. It was lovely, but I had to scrape out half the cream.
And I bought this. It's a wind up music box and plays We Wish You A Merry Christmas as the train goes round.
We're off out for a curry tonight. It's a last minute decision. Amy will babysit and if we're out more than a couple of hours I'd be surprised. But it's nice to have a change of scenery and although there will definitely be no cocktails on the menu I'm just as happy to settle for a decent chicken tikka.