Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Miracles

Next week, millions of people across the world will be celebrating the miracle of the birth of Jesus Christ in a humble stable more than 2000 years ago.
Without trivialising this wondrous event in any way, I'd like to share my little miracle with you - the miracle of blogging.
My very dear friend, Kerri, who lives on the other side of the world from me and whom I have never met, sent me a photo of the shortbread she had baked. I told her that since she wasn't able to send me a piece, the very least she could do was send me the recipe.
The recipe arrived a few minutes later, and below is the result. So what is so miraculous about that? In more than 6 decades I had never made shortbread. Yes, I had sometimes thought about it, but that's as far as it got. Now, through the miracle of blogging and sharing friendship across the world, I now have a batch of very delicious shortbread for Christmas.

So thank you, Kerri (and Ross). Here is the tribute to you - before Richard and I ate it!

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shellyC said...

If I go over to your place and look through the rubbish and find a tartan cardboard box with Walker written on it - you are in so much trouble!!!

Miracles do happen!! Look forward to eating it!!!

Alice said...

It's okay, the garbage was collected today - late!

Would you like me to make you a batch, Shelly?

Kerri said the recipe was 'foolproof' - and it looks like it is.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Yummy ... I'm gonna make some shortbread on Friday ... hope it turns out.
Just dropping by to say HI, and to wish you and yours a very Merry
Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
I hope to get a chance to drop by and visit more often next year.
Take care, Meow

jellyhead said...

I know exactly what you mean, Alice. Blogging truly is a wondrous thing!

Those shortbread biscuits look divine. Now every time you make them you will think of the lovely Kerri :)

Catherine said...

Yum! I love shortbread..looks delicious! I wasn't familar with all the Christmas songs...I like the words to Christmas Day!
Nice of you to share them all!
I've never spent Christmas in an warm or Summer enviroment!
We woke up to a dusting of snow this morning!
Nice post! Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

Kerri said...

Imagine my surprise to find this lovely shortbread here...a piece for each of us! Mmmmm, smack, smack (licking the crumbs from my lips)...yum. Thank you dear Alice :)
Blogging is certainly a small miracle...a window on the world...and it has been a true blessing sharing the treasure of a wonderful friendship with you during the past 22 months.
Good for you Alice! Your shortbread looks delicious, and I'm sure your family will love it.

LindaD said...

Sounds like a sweet Christmas blessing to me !!

Sara said...

Yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly about blogging. And your shortbread looks very delicious!

guild-rez said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Greetings from Canada