I went to roll on icing some years ago. I always used to do everything properly with Royal icing in layers over several days and look down my nose a bit at the ready made stuff. But ... I'm not very good at icing, it's 10 times easier, several days quicker plus it looks better!!
Thanks for remembering that, Sluggie ... I think its' mid December? Then we can wait for the heart op. as for hte hand ... He had the sttiches on one finger out and the skin graft on the other is taking. He is going to work on Monday - days only and office work - ie not heavy machinery! He is however, taking up the living room floor at the moment - carefully and with a padded finger. He was due to start this the day after he hurt his hand so we are livng cramped up in the dining room. Its okay. I was giving it until the week before Crhistmas to move all the furniture back ...!