Twas the Night Before Christmas

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The presents are wrapped and under the tree, the turkey is sitting in the fridge and the ham has been cooked and glazed. I’ve change into my pyjamas and am about to watch ‘The Polar Express’, as I have on the last few Christmas Eves (it’s becoming something of a tradition). But before I do I wanted to write a little Christmas post.

Christmas is Coming, the Goose is Getting Fat

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I’m so incredibly excited all of a sudden! Christmas is just around the corner and I have a fridge jam packed with Christmas goodies that I just can’t wait to start cooking and eating. I’ll admit it now: I’m gluttonous and I’m indulgent and, let’s face it, nothing brings out these rather wonderful qualities more than Christmas!

Tinsel and Sparkle, Crackers and Lights

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Last Sunday Rob and I went to choose our Christmas tree. I love doing this each year and, although the shops are full of gifts months before and Christmas songs are on the radio throughout December, bringing home the tree really marks the start of the festive season for me. Rob spotted this one and it’s really lovely with a full, bushy shape. I’m a classic and traditional girl when it comes to the tree and every year I adorn it with gold and red baubles that shine under the little lights.

Merry Christmas!

I’m sitting here watching The Snowman with a cup of tea before the day properly begins and I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day!

The Biggest Gig of the Year

The Big Gig

So it’s almost upon us guys; the big one, the Christmas Lunch. For us foodies who love to cook this is it, the most important meal of the year. Are you ready? Are you nervous? Do you have a plan? You most certainly don’t need military precision but a little bit of advance planning will take away the stress and make things so much easier for you on the day. Read post.

It’s Starting to Look a lot like Christmas

Christmas Star

The Christmas magic is really in the air now, you can feel it. The shops are bustling with people buying final gifts and food for the holiday. There’s excitement on the forums and Rudolfs and elfs are being flung around on Facebook. No you didn’t misread that. I’ve laid marzipan over my abomination of a Christmas cake and I’ve bought brandy butter, and a slab of pancetta from the butcher. The preparations are well underway. Read post.