Is it too late to be posting Xmas images? I sincerely hope not, because I have some here which are ideal for ABC Wednesday this week! I loved this display of Xmas cakes in a local baker’s shop.
And a little fancy goods shop in a nearby town had some very cute Father Xmas‘ and Xmas stockings!
It’s amazing how early the shops fill up with the Xmas goodies, isn’t it? And even after Christmas, there’ll be shelves full of reduced wrapping paper, tableware and cards. Well, I’m sorry, but I haven’t been to the shops since the middle of last week so there are no pictures of the sales! However, I do have this –
And I’m sure the displays of cut-price wrapping paper and cards will look eXtraordinarily similar!
In case you’ve had enough of Xmas, let’s see what else I can find. I’m sure everyone on a gluten-free diet will be familiar with this product, spotted in a local supermarket.
Xanthan Gum! It’s a thickening agent, and is also used as a gluten substitute to help stick things together in recipes for bread, pastries etc.
And while we’re on the subject of food …
I spotted this notice when shopping in Bourne, way back in November (month XI using Roman numerals!).
‘Yang Xian‘ … I have no idea what the name of the restaurant means, because I don’t have any knowledge of Chinese at all. Perhaps one of my knowledgeable readers will be able to enlighten me.
It’s a gorgeous building though, isn’t it? And wouldn’t it be nice if a nation’s xenophobia could be forgotten in our relationships with people, just as it is in the world of food?