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 […]

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 […]

What to Expect from the School Nativity

What to Expect from the School Nativity

I’ve just been to my second school nativity. It was, interesting. The Boy did a very good job of his lines. It was a year one and two production, and we were proud to see that he was one of a few year ones that […]

My 10 Favourite Things About Christmas

My 10 Favourite Things About Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching. In some ways, it seems to be closing in ridiculously fast. In others, it seems like absolutely ages since I wrote that first Christmas post. I’m still not feeling overly Christmassy. I’ve finished all my shopping, the tree is up, and […]