Welcome to The Waſſail Experience

You thought you had arrived at your favourite blog: Chris and Shana’s Waffle Experience.

But no. Because, for the festive season only, it has now become Chris and Shana’s Waſſail Experience.

Someone on telly mentioned that, with it now being December, people would soon  be out and about, enjoying the traditional pastime of wassailing.

Quick as a flash (or should that be ‘flaſh?) I turned to Shana and said ‘Yes, but in the Middle Ages they all used to write the letter S so it looked like an F. So for all those hundreds of years they were not wassailing but waffling.’

‘Waffling?’ said Shana. ‘You mean, like we do? Brilliant!’

‘Yes!’ I said. ‘Or maybe even “fantaſtic!’

So this Yuletide, if you go out inflicting Chriſtmas carols on everyone else, do remember that you are in fact doing it all in the spirit of…


Note: To all those readers who think I am making an awful big deal out of a very thin joke, normal ſervice will be reſumed ſhortly.

ſo there!


It’s that time of year…

…when Sainsbury’s start selling Ecclefechan Tarts. I can barely pronounce the word, but I can nom them! Although they’re sold under Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference label, the tarts are made by Walkers, renowned for their shortbread. Feast your eyes on this…

Ecclefechan Tarts
Ecclefechan Tarts

And please try not to drool!

Waffle Towers Renovation Project

Grandiose title for what is in fact a little bit of D.I.Y., at this time of year I imagine that most people are running around in a panic trying to get ready for the festive splurge. Here at Waffle Towers things are a little calmer, but no less crazy!

Using the following items we are in the process of stripping some wood back to the grain and varnishing it to make it all pretty, Chris is doing the stripping (no comments about that please!), and I’m sanding and vanishing varnishing.

I’m also doing a bit of knitting, nothing very exciting really, now if you will excuse me I need to do some vanishing…

Christmas songs

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits.

Yes, it’s the first day of December.

Only three weeks to Christmas.

And whatever religious or secular significance Christmas may hold for you, as far as we are concerned a large part of it involves Shana’s attempts at a cover version of this song. Take it away, Gracie… 🙂