Did you know that William-Sonoma is having a 75 percent off sale on their Christmas products? (At least the Toronto Bloor & Bay location is.) For some strange reason, peppermint chocolates, in all their myriad forms, count as Christmas chocolates. I was happy to relieve them of chocolate bark and s'more hot chocolate for C., a particularly big fan of it. (Thank you for introducing us to it, double0hilly!)
In the late afternoon today, I spent a delightful ten minutes or so making phone calls to restaurants. Almost all were Winterlicious participants. My thanks to saffronjan for providing the company necessary to give me the incentive to try out a delectable variety of restaurants I've never been to!
After I hung up the phone, I opened another Christmas parcel, which which arrived today from my father. Christmas keeps going! Inside were a thrilling selection of out-of-print books upon which I've relied heavily in my work. There're only so many times I can check something out from the library before it seems more useful to acquire it, so these were all on my Christmas list. Nicest of all was a copy of Emile Mâle's Religious Art in France in the Thirteenth Century - which my grandfather gave to my father in 1969.