Tag Archives: Festive

Breaking news from George the Gingerbread man

I feel a bit like a newscaster with this breaking news story… Gingerbread is a firm favourite flavour for the festive period, whether it’s a gingerbread house, cookies, or a variety of other foods. Krispy Kreme has created a limited … Continue reading

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Yummy festive treats

  Krispy Kreme has a delicious selection of limited edition seasonal treats.   The four adorable doughnuts are: Santa Belly Doughnut – A chocolate Kreme-filled shell is dipped in red icing and decorated to look like Santa’s belly Ugly Sweater Doughnut … Continue reading

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Deck the doors

The gingerbread theme is the gift that keeps on giving.  I am totally in love with this Gingerbread Wreath from Konjo Shop.  These handcrafted wreaths are lovingly put together with flowers, dried fruit, baubles, bells and of course gingerbread.  Deck … Continue reading

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Cupcake bauble

It’s the little things that please me. Like the cutest little cupcake bauble from Asda (I know, right…). I’m a bit behind with all things festive.  But this is the first thing to spur me on to put up the tree.

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Merry Birthday!

Here’s to poor old Noel and Holly, whose birthdays are on December 25th.  In fact here’s to everyone who happens to have a birthday during the festive season.  Have you had to put up with a ‘joint present’, or no-shows … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to bake, eat and be merry!

Tate & Lyle have totally got into the festive baking spirit with this limited edition Lyle’s Golden Syrup® gold tin, which features a Christmas pudding and a traditional sixpence. This kitchen classic is essential to all your Christmas baking. Whether … Continue reading

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The Real Advent Calendar

Those fabulous people at the Meaningful Chocolate Company have created the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar. The Real Advent Calendar hopes to put the Christ back into Christmas. It has a window for each day of December, behind which is … Continue reading

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Galette de rois – part 2

I picked my daughters up from school this afternoon. As a ‘good mother’, I always ask “How was your day? and “what did you learn?” Well, to my surpise, Jemimah learnt all about a French tradition at New Year. She … Continue reading

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Galette de rois, anyone?

I’m always excited and fascinated to learn about different cultures, especially when it involves cake. I recently met up with Sophie Marette, a language tutor who runs Voulez-vous Parler. It wasn’t long before we were discussing my favourite subject. Sophie … Continue reading

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Festive yummies

Two daughters… Same school… Class Christmas parties on the same day… Notice to bring food for the Christmas parties….the evening before. “I’ve put your name down for making cupcakes…”quipped Jemimah, my oldest daughter. “My class love your cakes…plus it IS … Continue reading

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