Monday, 10 December 2012

A Christmas Carol ... x

I have just finished 'A Christmas Carol' ... what a marvelous book ... and how Christmassy I am feeling now!!

Picture taken from Google images

Of all the book my favourite quote was ... by the Ghost of Marley ...

"I wear the chain I forged in life", replied the Ghost.
"I made it link by link, and yard by yard: I girdled it on my own free will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?"

Marley's chain was made up of "cash boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds and heavy purses wrought in iron"

I am hoping mine will be made of all things crochet ... which hopefully will be much lighter than Marley's!

The other quote I liked from the book intrigued me more ...

"compounded some hot mixture in a jug with gin and lemons, and stirred it round and round and put it on the hob to simmer;"

And so I have had to look it up ... and this is how you make a hot gin toddy ...

A Hot Gin starts with gin, lemon juice, water, sugar and cinnamon.
2 ounce gin
3/4 ounce lemon juice
2 ounce boiling water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cinnamon stick
Pour into a heat-proof goblet, and serve.


  1. To my shame I have never read 'A Christmas Carol' I have watched too many different versions but I must read it. I love the quote and feel the Ghost of Marley's pain! I need a crochet chain too and some hot gin and lemon...oooo doesn't that sound good? xxx


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