Advent day 11

Whatever can it be?

And whatever can it be?

It’s either a mini nail brush, a mini shoe cleaning brush or possibly a mini clothes brush. Or multi-functional and all three.

Advent day 9

Whatever can it be?

It’s some more cocktail stirrers, this time featuring some grapes and a pig. I wonder what said to the manufacturers of the cocktail stirrers that pigs and hedgehogs were the perfect animals to go with your pina colada?

 

Advent – Day 8

Whatever can it be?

It’s a shoehorn. Very handy now that Helenandi are getting on and have trouble bending down!

Advent Day 7

Whatever can it be?

I think it’s a snowman cookie/icing cutter. It would also work as a film noir detective cutter though if I was making a cake about a small-town murder and some gangsters with a hero detective who has a mysterious past and whisky in his office drawer and spends a lot of time huddling in the rain.

Advent – Day 6

Whatever can it be?

Whatever can it be?

It’s two glass drink stirrers – one with a cute hedgehog!

We must now make so festive drinks that need stirring!

Advent day 5

Whatever can it be?

It’s another fancy icing tool – you squish the icing in and fancy shapes come out. I never see them being used on Bake Off, they should give them a go instead of their weird sludge-coloured landscapes. Joandi could win Bake Off if we could enter as a team. But probably not on our own.

Advent – Day 4

Whatever can it be?

It’s a mould for making detailed flowers out of icing! This is very useful if you like making elaborate cakes like me and Helen.

Advent day 3

Whatever can it be?

And again, whatever can it be?

It’s one of those puzzles that drives you mad where you have to take some things apart and even once you’ve done it you never know how. Argh!

Advent – Day 2

Whatever can it be?

It’s an angel themed pencil – very Christmassy! Actually, the pencil shows Michael Angelo’s painting of The Last Judgement – when we all float up to heaven and get sorted into good or bad. This is less Christmassy. It reminds me of the time Helenandi went to see the Sistine Chapel and I did not see the most famous bit with the two fingers. I also remember that trip because we were massively over-charged by the nasty woman who sold us our bus tickets. Those were the days when different countries in Europe had different money – lira in this case. Memories! The pencil is unsharpened, which is GOOD.