A Night at Christmas

Every Christmas growing up I was surrounded by family. Normally many grandparents, my parents, between 3 and 5 sets of aunts and uncles, many cousins, a few cats and one dog. Now being an adult the cousins are grown, family moved away the Christmases are a lot smaller but we get to enjoy more food…

Love Wimbledon Winter Wonderland

Christmas has arrived in Wimbledon and this is definitely highlighted by the Love Wimbledon Winter Wonderland. Wimbledon Broadway is closed and the street is filled with a host of stalls, attraction and entertainment. I loved the food stalls (of course!) there was delicious sourdough bread from Franco Manca who also had hot slices of pizza…

My Year 2013

2013 seemed to take ages to get through but now it’s done it seems the year went very quickly. I think 2013 was a good year, a lot happened and lots of choices were made which will hopefully lead to good things happening in 2014. In 2013 I found out how much I love baking…

Yule Log Christmas Cake

I love Christmas and I love Nordic Ware cake tins. They are so brilliant and with a brushing of melted butter and dust of flour I’ve not had a cake stick. It’s worth buying the cast metal nordic ware cake tins over the cheaper pressed metal ones as they don’t last in the same way….

Christmas Mitten Biscuit Pops

I love biscuit pops. I don’t know why or how putting something lovely and sweet on a stick makes it better but it does. I wanted to make something cute and Christmassy for my friends and decided on making Christmas mittens with a running stitch pattern on. I think they came out so well and…

The Making of the John Lewis Christmas Advert – Bear and the Hare

I’m sure like me, when you saw the beautiful Christmas advert by John Lewis you loved it! It is so sweet and really promotes spending time with the people you love at Christmas.  My friend posted this video up today  – it’s a fabulous making of video. It’s lovely to see the amount of work…

Christmas Biscuits

Christmas shaped biscuits are so much fun and so easy to do with the new plunger cutters as they come out ready decorated. The cutters can also be used with sugar paste to make cake decorations. Here are the biscuits ready to go into the oven after resting in the fridge to stop them spreading…

Countdown to Christmas with Movies – Miracle on 34th Street

 This week in the countdown to Christmas with movies I have watching and loving Miracle on 34th Street (1947) & Miracle on 34th Street (1994) The two editions of the film, the original and the remake, are both brilliant and although they have similar narratives, they have enough difference to make them both enjoyable and…

Countdown to Christmas with Movies – The Polar Express

This week in the countdown to Christmas with Movies we are enjoying is The Polar Express. The Polar Express is a fantastic story about a boy’s belief when it comes to Christmas and his getting older and starting to suspect Father Christmas isn’t real. On Christmas Eve a train appears outside his house and with…