Click HERE if you would like to join me in the Creativity Challenge! Today my challenge will be to write a short post about the following topic: “What is the best lesson you have learned?” When I was in my early 30’s my marriage broke up and I found myself in a situation where I had few possessions (including money) and three young children to take care of. I was also living in a remote […]
With a Seasonal focus A Christmas Wish – May you never forget What is worth remembering Or remember What is best forgotten. ****** Eat, drink and be merry For tomorrow ye diet. Willma Gilmore Beymer ****** Here’s wishing you the kind of troubles that last as long as your New Year resolutions! ****** In the year ahead, may we treat our friends with kindness and our enemies with generosity. Quotes are from Notable Quotes, World […]
It’s not that time of the year without … having fun and buying Christmas gifts for friends and family 🙂
I have been known to have some culinary disasters in my time. It seems to happen when I am trying my hardest to put on a good show for my guests. And it usually involves something we didn’t really need on the menu – a last-minute addition. A week before Christmas we went to the seafood shop down the road to buy some fresh fish for dinner. I noticed they had some frozen, peeled prawns […]
Wishing you, your friends and family, a happy, healthy, safe and fun Christmas Day. Thank you for reading my blog throughout the year and I look forward to interacting with you again in 2016. We are ready and waiting for Santa to arrive – less than three hours to midnight here :-).
Before my mother-in-law passed away I agreed to continue the family tradition by using her recipe to cook the Christmas puddings she made each year for her two sons. I have all the ingredients ready to make the pudding this weekend. Here are the ingredients: 8 ounces of flour 8 ounces of suet (I use butter) 8 ounces of dark brown sugar 8 ounces of bread crumbs (white bread). 2 and 1/4 of dried fruit […]
I thought it might be a nice change to actually write something on my blog – so Happy Christmas to you all 🙂
My mother-in-law taught me how to make Christmas Pudding in the way she prepared and cooked it every year for her husband and two sons. The responsibility was passed to me when she passed away in 2010. Each year I say I am not going to make it but I usually give in to howls of protests. The tradition of putting the coins in the puddings comes from my childhood. I have 15 x three-penny […]