Saturday, 26 December 2009

PhotoHunt: Twelve (+1)

It was a French Christmas for me this year, that is French with touches of British and German. Multi-national, if very European! I hope you've all had as happy a time as I have.

Part of the traditional Proven├žal Christmas desserts. There are 13 desserts, representing the twelve apostles plus Christ . Twelve of the dishes should be regional produce and the thirteenth more special. Although the composition of the dishes varies, the dried fruits are an essential part - the "beggars", representing the monastic orders which have taken vows of poverty.

Twelve golden globes in the Christmas table decorations. You'll have to trust me on this, but I did count them carefully - six shiny ones and six matt.

By coincidence, it is also precisely three times twelve months since I started this blog.

If you'd like to join in and find other other players, pay a visit to TNchick's site where you can find out more.


  1. Hello A.

    Thanks for the photographic history lesson! These things are always intriguing to me.

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that your move is being accomplished!

  2. Congrats on your blog's third anniversary! :)

    And what a yummy looking dessert. I love dried fruits! :)

  3. Those are wonderful traditions. Beautiful shots. Wishing you and yours a happy New Year to come.

  4. What wonderful traditions - and it looks very tasty too!

    Happy Three Years Anniversary - It has been a nice three year blogging with you!

    Thanks also for your visit and Xmas greetings - hope you've had a good one too :-)

  5. This is a great travel blog you have here. I have one myself which I hope to be a top resource for those looking to travel. We have a lot to cover and not that much time to do it. I was wondering if we could exchange links to help spread some traffic around. Please let me know if this is possible.


  6. Wow, for anyone on a diet that's got to be too much temptation LOL! Here you have 13 international desserts to choose from and I was "complaining" when my father brought (yet another) pie LOL! Glad actually the holiday food part is over. I just cannot NOT eat pumpkin pie (my big downfall) so I'm glad it is all gone!

  7. What great traditions. Traditions handed down over the years is what makes the holidays so wonderful. I like the 12 dessert idea :)

  8. Those desert traditions look wonderful, and the table setting is gorgeous. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Blessings to you and yours in the New Year!

  9. So very cool. I love Traditions! Hope your christmas was great!
    Peace to you. Happy new Year/Bon Anee'!!

  10. The table decorations look beautiful!

  11. There is no time of year like Christmas. The pictures capture it perfectly. :)

  12. I agree, great table decor.


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