Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Wishing you all - wherever you are and whoever you are with - a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  I hope Santa brings you all that your heart desires.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Friends ......................

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Monday, 23 January 2012

And The Walls Came Tumbling Down ..............


After the hammer blow ......
 We never eat our Gingerbread House - at first it seems too soon and we want to enjoy it for a little longer - then it sits for so long that it becomes too dusty to eat.  We then feel it necessary (eventually) to take a hammer to it because that's the only thing that will break it up!

On Saturday we finally took the hammer to the Gingerbread House - so sad.

Going .......

Going .......


Monday, 26 December 2011

The Mince Pies, The Table And The Tree

Yes, some got  a little burnt!  Must have been the cooking sherry!

The Gingerbread House 2011

I don't think I need to say anything more about Gingerbread Houses that hasn't already been said, but here is our latest one that we made on Christmas Eve.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Christmas

I know I've not been blogging much recently and I intend to rectify this next week - I'm going to start as I mean to go on.  But to all those who have taken the time to read my meagre offerings - thank you and I wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and I hope that Santa Claus brings you all that your hearts' desire.  Good luck with all the cooking over the next couple of days and hope that you find the time to enjoy every moment of it.  MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Time Is Running Out ......................

Does any one else feel that they are running out of time already?  I haven't had time to blog or make any cakes - I feel pulled in so many different directions - and this week is the last week to finish the girls' presents because school finishes at lunchtime Friday.  I like to have everything bought and wrapped for them before school finishes, otherwise there is the risk of being "caught in the act", so to speak.  When they were small, I would hide everything until Christmas Eve and then after they had gone to bed I would wrap their presents - doesn't quite work like that anymore really.  I think once I get to Monday I should be able to concentrate on just the food - if not, I think a stiff drink of something will be called for (to be taken with food every four hours - not really, only joking).

And, I'm sorry if this is going to offend but did anyone actually ask Sally Bercow for her opinion on Kirstie Allsop's programme?  If it was so awful, why was she watching it?  So, for the record, I like it, my younger daughter and I like watching it together and  are planning to have a go at the snow globes and the gift tags - I've ordered my metal letter stamps - just need the acrylic paint.  So, Sally - it may not be your cup of tea - but it suits many of us and if you think you are being insulting - you are not.  I would rather be like Kirstie Allsop any day than be anything like Sally Bercow - my advice to you would be to spend a little more time being a supportive wife and mother and less time on your self promotion and ridiculously childish attention seeking behaviour.

Right, I've got that off my chest, I should really get a twitter account - in fact that's going to be on my list of things to do for the new year.

So, off to continue with the Christmas run-up frenzy - good luck.