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Today is the last Sunday before Advent. The collect for today begins, ‘Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.’ And so it is known as ‘Stir up Sunday’ and is the day on which to make your Christmas pudding. As presumably the fruit of good works can be bought dried, and mixed with candied peel.

Unfortunately, I’m the only one in the family who really likes Christmas pudding, so I make my Christmas cake instead. It is technically a little late, but my cake has never suffered for it, so I shall continue doing it – at least until I’ve persuaded the children to like Christmas pudding…

I put Mr Sow and Sew in charge of soaking the fruit. And when I was putting the mixture in the cake tin and commented that it was a little darker than usual, he confessed as to the amount of brandy and rum he had used. Suffice to say I shan’t be offering the cake to drivers.

It’s in the oven now, filling the house with warm and happy smells. Now I have to decide how to decorate it…

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