We just got back from our Christmas celebrations with my side of the family in the Peak District. Being one of five myself, and there being quite a few grandchildren for my parents, the family… View Post

As the most magical time of year comes along, our houses begin by looking beautifully festive; fairy lights twinkling on the tree and mistletoe hanging from doorways. As the holidays continue and we get nearer… View Post

It doesn’t really count as Christmas unless there is some chutney to munch on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Am I right? It is made with South African peaches or nectarines flavoured with onion, sultanas… View Post

Making cookies and mince pies are some of my favourite things to do at this time of year. Oh, and baking gingerbread. And decorating gingerbread houses. Ahhh, the list goes on. Baking is just so… View Post

I can hardly believe that we are only a couple of weeks away from Christmas Day. Less than two weeks in fact. It is so exciting. I really enjoy this time of year and all… View Post

Around this time of year, it starts. The slow creep of articles, blog posts and opinion pieces telling you how to have a perfect Christmas. If you do this, and that, and usually buy this,… View Post