Saturday 19 December 2009

Snow Ball

One of us

is preparing for a dinner party tonight.

A lavish menu has been planned
and every pot, pan, chopping board, knife,
ladle, worksurface, gadget,
and recipe book has been pressed into service.

The scene is set.

Guests to be seated by 8 p.m.

His younger brother's special champagne jellies
are in the fridge.

There may be dancing.

The rest of us are going out.

 It's pretty cold out there.

We hope that the Snow Ball will not go on until dawn.

Brambly Hedge Winter Story by Jill Barklem


  1. i just bought The Brambly Hedge Treasury for my oldest daughter for Christmas. she is going to be thrilled:)

    this is such a beautiful post!