A Christmas weapon?



Toby (who has no sense of smell, so this is totally lost on him) had never seen a pomander before. He asked if I was making some kind of weapon. A Christmas bommy knocker perhaps?

This does smell amazing. I checked out some online tutorials- kind of googled a bunch and then did it the way I thought best, which is pretty much just tying on the ribbon first, use a skewer to poke holes in the orange and then push in your cloves. One tutorial did mention "you should do this over a tray, or you might lose cloves in the sheets." Good tip lady.

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  1. It's true. In days before home and content insurance they were used to protect the haul of presents under the tree. You twirl it around your head and any would-be burglar gets a clove spike in the eyes. That's where the phrase 'sadder than a clove-eyed robber' comes from.

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  2. Yum, I bet it smells amazing! I might whip one or two up today!

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