Gingerbread extravaganza


Well as predicted, there were a few crooked houses on the construction site. I challenge you to guess which one was made by me and Joanne – I have officially dubbed us the Prosecco twins… (my guess is that Andrea could have probably joined us in our silly stupor but she had to corral two sugar laden kids and needed to keep a clear mind).

We also invented some new techniques for crumbling walls, thank you Robbie, who would have ever thought that a hairdryer would do the trick! We managed to drain three bottles of Prosecco and one bottle of Coke, dance to some Christmas tunes, make snowflakes and be Merry and Gay 🙂

I pumped the kids full of sugary candy and coke and then we dashed off to the nearest train station in record time for the train. After everyone was gone I ate a thousand peanut M&M’s (next time I am shipping everyone home with all this candy!) and then proceeded to cuddle with Coco and fall asleep at 7:00 p.m. I’m such a party animal it’s almost frightening!

In Italy, making gingerbread houses is still a bit of a novelty. Our virgin house designers this year were Robbie and Joanne. We were lucky to find the kits at IKEA and TIGER. Even candy canes are hard to find here for some reason although with the influx of more immigrants they get easier to find every year.

I was so busy dancing, eating, drinking and supervising, ahem, I failed to actually make my own creation, which is probably ok because what the heck would I do with it afterwards? Last year I gave it to the 90 year old neighbour downstairs. She looked at me like I was nuts of course, hahaha. I also have four leftover kits and a load of candy! Looks like my students are in for a treat this week…I will hand it out at the end of the lesson of course then send them home 🙂

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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3 Responses to Gingerbread extravaganza

  1. Oh, these are absolutely beautiful! And yummy-looking 🙂

  2. CJ says:

    So neat! Edible artwork. Pretty, too.

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