All posts tagged: Christmas

Some more Notable Quotes …

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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 […]

The awkward raw prawn

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Christmas / Cooking; Creativity

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 […]

Merry Christmas

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Christmas / Friends and family

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 :-).  

Cath’s Christmas Pudding Recipe

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Christmas / Cooking; Creativity / family traditions

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 […]

Weekly photo challenge: One

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Weekly Photo Challenge / You must be kidding?

Today my blog looks in danger of having zero visitors. Is everyone out doing Christmas shopping? My take on this week’s photo challenge is that ONE is better than NONE! All visitors welcome 🙂 Cheers Lorraine P.S. Here is an alternative take on the theme … my grandson, Isaac, around the time of his first birthday 🙂   Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE (eagerexplorer.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: One (dimlamp.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: One (mtlawleyshire.wordpress.com) […]

Christmas Pudding

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Blog 2013 / Christmas / coins / food and diets / Friends and family / love / recipes

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 […]

An unexpected guest for Christmas and the Poll Results

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / Friends and family

I found a visitor looking through the window at me this morning! It seems that most people enjoy a lot of things about Christmas – even if it is just the food and presents Bright sunshine lit up the glitter on the Christmas tree this morning. Today is our longest day – Summer Solstice and it looks like being a beautiful day. Too nice for the world to end 🙂 Lorraine

25 December 2011 Perth West Australia

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Blog 2012 / food and diets / Friends and family

We stayed at a hotel in Perth for Christmas. It was a real treat to relax and enjoy the occasion. We started the day with a walk along the foreshore. It was a beautiful sunny day – not too hot, just right. My favourite food is seafood. Here is a photo of the seafood buffet. My son was intrigued that people were taking photos of the food before we ate it! The dessert choices were pretty impressive too. […]