Category: Christmas

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

We’ve been so bad at Christmas baking this year. I’ve been creating bits and bobs, but me and Michael haven’t really done a proper fun baking day that he can help with. So, we decided to make some Christmas Cookies. They are basically the same […]

The Things I Love About Christmas

The Things I Love About Christmas

Last year I wrote a list of my favourite things about Christmas. A few of those things may well appear on this list too. Then next year, I’ll do it again. I basically love writing about Christmas! Looking at last year’s list made me realise […]

My Favourite Christmas Recipes

My Favourite Christmas Recipes

I love Christmas. I’m one of those people that gets more excited than the kids. I spend weeks shopping, I struggle to sleep, and I’m out of bed waking everyone else up at 5 am. I get this from my mum, who is also a […]

Our Visit to Wentworth Garden Centre

Our Visit to Wentworth Garden Centre

It was our wedding anniversary last month. We spent it at Wentworth Garden Centre. When I was younger, my mum and dad used to take me to garden centres at the weekend, and I absolutely hated them. Honestly, I just couldn’t see the excitement. I’d […]

Classic Christmas Stollen

Classic Christmas Stollen

I’d never had Stollen until a few years ago. I spent my childhood absolutely convinced that I didn’t like marzipan, what a fool I was! So, Classic Christmas Stollen isn’t something that had ever appealed to me. I don’t hugely like Christmas food either. It’s […]

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

We love gingerbread. We make it every Christmas without fail, and even make some for other people as gifts. It’s the first thing I remember The Boy and me making together, and at the time I was a single mum with no money, it was […]

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

I’ve never made a Christmas cake. I didn’t like them for a long time (nor did I like mince pies or Christmas puddings…actually I still don’t like Christmas pudding. Yuck!) so it’s not something that ever came up. My mum also makes a pretty amazing […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutions. I find, like most people, I make these huge declarations of things I want to change, or achieve. Try really hard for a month (or about 4 days) and then totally forget about them. Sometimes because […]

Salt Dough Decorations

Salt Dough Decorations

Salt dough is not my strong suit. It generally kind of…cooks. It puffs up a bit, then snaps. Or it goes soggy. I did some Santa handprints last year, which went remarkably well (and also, omg when you put your kids hand in them the […]

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas traditions. How my own have changed through the years. When I was young all my presents were left outside my bedroom door, then I went in to my mum and dad’s room to open them. Now as an […]