Our plans for the Mother Christmases to do deliveries are coming on very well. Rudolph was very co-operative after I invented a new sprout pudding recipe especially for the reindeer. I am also working on changing the FCs’ perception of their roles, and so I have started cookery classes for them. Of course, they are open to all, so the MCs can come too, but we are trying to encourage the boys, and some of them are becoming quite enthusiastic. They do tend to want to cook pies and chips more than vegetarian lasagne, though. Ethel has written out a selection of healthier pie recipes and we are working on those. I find they are also good at bread making as they manage to knead and pummel the dough more easily than some of the MCs, and Tingle made some excellent peppered cheese rolls the other day. Mother Aysha is planning a special extra series of curry classes and we think those will prove very popular with both the FCs and MCs.
It is very busy here at the moment as there are so many letters coming in to be answered and poor Miss MacGrammar is run off her feet correcting the FCs spelling and trying to make sure they don’t put anything they shouldn’t. Nick is trying to help her, though I am really not quite sure that is a good idea, but it is better than letting him loose in the Toy Testing department as I should never get him out!