Wednesday was Stir Pudding Day, the day when you would traditionally put together your dried fruit, suet, and nuts for the Christmas pudding and feed it regularly with liquid until the big day.
If you haven’t done it yet then your favourite library – Leith Library or McDonald Road Library – will have a STIRRING recipe if you need it and a supply of inspirational cookery books. You can reserve books from home or course if you have something in particular in mind.
Inspired by Stir Pudding Day we planned an open day this week to help everyone to get ready in good time for the festivities. The Edinburgh Community Food Initiative were on hand with more foodie advice.
We invited Leith craft makers to sell their goods including Sikh Sanjog who brought along jars of pickles and chutneys, packs of pakora and provided some mendhi for anyone who needed a festive hand decoration.
Leith Library Hub gives access to lots of services and our colleagues in Services for Communities; the Environmental Wardens were on hand to answer any questions from visitors you can see them here in their high viz. and to advise that the council is ready for what the winter bring.
The seasonal plants and decorations from the Inch Nursery were particularly popular.
A very important person asked if we could help him with his Christmas preparations too; santas helpers could be seen making wrapping paper and calendars for Santa to use in the weeks ahead. The Leith Registras provided refreshments for Santa and his helpers and Fergal McNicol broke his no-Christmas-songs before-December rule just for us.
Every year we hold an open day to publicise the many services that operate from the Leith Library Hub, last year focused on the 80th birthday of the building and this year we plumbed for a Christmas Fayre for Stir Pudding Day. And 2014? Suggestions on a Christmas Card to Leith.Library@edinburgh.gov.uk.