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Wishing you all a happy Christmas

Wishing you all a happy Christmas

Wishing all of my readers a very happy Christmas and thank you for stopping by this year x This year if there is someone you are thinking about, someone you love and care about make sure you tell them. Unless you do all those thoughts, love and care are wasted and that would be a shame. Have yourselves and your family a lovely time this Christmas x … Read entire article »

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Christmas traditions old and new

Christmas traditions old and new

Christmas is a great time for family traditions, they don’t have to be big or flashy. In fact the more simple they are the better as they are more likely to stick. Some of the traditions here link back to my childhood, others purely because it is nice and this years new one to save money but it worked out really well. Well mine have, we will wait to see about the rest of them!!! Cones … Read entire article »

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Vegetarian Christmas soup

Vegetarian Christmas soup

This is a really filling soup made of some of my favourite bits of Christmas food. It smells really lovely with the clementine zest and juice, but any orange citrus fruit will be good too. Once a upon a time I was vegetarian and I used to love nuts at Christmas so you can add nuts to these as I have or leave them out if you’re not a nutty person! It is also great to … Read entire article »

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Christmas with Aldi

Christmas with Aldi

Over this year I have been sent lots of lovely goodies from Aldi. It has been a pleasure trying them and I am always impressed with the quality and the price to go with it. Aldi sent me a Christmas thank you but I really wanted to tell you about it. Excuse any mistakes here, Oscar is currently singing ‘It’s beginning to look like Aldi’  in the kitchen where I am typing this!!! You have probably seen … Read entire article »

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Christmas decorations at Wilkinson

Christmas decorations at Wilkinson

On Friday I was sent a selection of Christmas decorations from Wilkinson. Which was great as we were putting up the tree that day.  Really didn’t know what was going to arrive so I was pleasantly surprised when they came. Our tree is full of memory decorations, Santa always leaves a new one on the tree each year and my sister always sends both Bex and Oscar one each year. A tradition she started, which I … Read entire article »

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Fab way to label jars and spicy nut recipe

Fab way to label jars and spicy nut recipe

If you have been busy making goodies in jars for Christmas presents you make like this idea. Love to say it was my idea but I saw it in the Craftseller magazine calendar. Really simple idea with an invest of some blackboard paint. Simply either by hand or mask off if you like, paint the blackboard paint onto the glass. Just big enough to write the contents inside on. I used three coats of the blackboard … Read entire article »

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Get the drinks in for Christmas – The non boozy version

Get the drinks in for Christmas – The non boozy version

I am not a big fan of hang over’s so actually think at Christmas it lovely to have some great tasting drinks in that are alcohol free. Also a total must for any driver visitors. It is also nice to have special drinks in for the children too. So I am super pleased with the lovely list I have for you. First up: Gran Stead’s Based in Sussex Gran Stead’s is a family run business that make classic … Read entire article »

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Christmas woods

Christmas woods

There is something rather nice about getting out into the woods. Though having dogs, getting wellies on and being out in the fresh air being it raining or not is something I enjoy everyday. I took these photo’s at the weekend. The woods we went in happen to have Christmas tree’s in. It reminded me of picking ours when I was younger. Freshly cut from the Colerne, just outside of Bath. You choose it whilst been … Read entire article »

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Baking with Pampered Chef & ginger cake recipe

Baking with Pampered Chef & ginger cake recipe

Many years ago I seem to be going to Pampered Chef parties a lot. They were always fun with a strong ethos on great cooking and baking but easily achieved. Perfect just the way I like it. So when Carla asked me if I would like to try a couple of things out I was more than happy to do that. I had told her I already owned quite a few bits as after seeing the … Read entire article »

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Twinings for Christmas gifts

Twinings for Christmas gifts

Who remembers their Grandparents having lovely tea caddies. My Grandparents did, it was black with a Chinese theme to it. It stored loose tea which one of my Granny’s always used. She had another tea caddy which always housed, no not tea but digestive biscuits, never any other biscuit were ever in there. Which is why I particularly like the gorgeous tea caddies filled with Twinings Christmas tea. Not only do who ever is lucky enough … Read entire article »

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