Favourite Christmas Movies*

Advent is in two days(!) and what better way to start off the Christmas period than by watching a Christmas movie? 🎅 My dad and I have a tradition that the first Christmas movie we watch is The Muppets Christmas Carol so that’s what I’ll be doing on December 1st. We have a sing-a-long session and it gets me in to the Christmas spirit. After that first movie most of my evenings in will be Read More…

Slow cooker mulled wine

My dad loves mulled wine at this time of year from market stores and fetes, however doesn’t like the type you can get in the supermarket . I don’t like it personally but he says it doesn’t taste anywhere near as good. This year, Ryan and I decided to bring mulled wine to the table and brought over the ingredients Christmas morning to brew the mulled wine in my parents slow cooker and, unlike the Read More…

Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake

I saw this Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake in the Morissons Christmas magazine last year but didn’t get chance to try it out; the recipe is by Stork. I modified the decoration slightly. Photos to follow!! Have a bit of a back log due to the holiday season. For the Cake:     225g Butter     225g caster sugar     4 medium eggs     40g cocoa powder     225g self-raising flour For the Chocolate Frosting:     175g Read More…

Deciding which Christmas movie to watch first

In our house we can never decide which Christmas movie to watch and often discussions get quite heated! It’s silly really. This year we decided to let fate decide and put the name of every Christmas movie we enjoy on a piece of card, folded it up and placed it in a little stocking that will live by our tv for the festive season. The idea is that whenever we want to watch a Christmas Read More…

‘Tis the season.

Where has the time gone? Halloween and Bonfire Night have both been and gone and Christmas is right around the corner! Picking up where I left off last time, we didn’t end up dressing up as characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween in the end. Time got away from us and the costume one of us was planning on ending up being too small. 🙁 So we looked at other options – Read More…