Tagged: Christmas


A Christmas Eve Run and Walk

I had hoped to go for a nice hill walk on Christmas Eve. Nothing too extreme, probably just a walk up Cadair Idris. The icy temperatures and strong winds would have made it fairly exciting at those elevations. Unfortunately lockdown meant that we weren’t allowed to travel and were supposed to be staying at home....


Our Christmas Cakes

Anna said it would be nice to se all of our Christmas cakes that we have made, so here they are. Click to enlarge. Which is your favourite?


A Santa Christmas Cake

We have only five days to go, and a son who is slightly less enthusiastic about cake decorating than he used to be. A simple, not too time consuming design was therefore the order of the day for this years Christmas Cake. To be fair, I think that’s actually the secret to success when it...

Manx Tree Decoration 2

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights are up. It may be pretty dark and dreary out side but the Christmas lights always add some sparkle. We’ve gone with a similar layout to usual. We have moved the tree across a little so that it can be seen through the windows better. I think there might be an extra...


Christmas 2019

Things aren’t quite so lively at Christmas as they used to be. I don’t think it’s the fact that Anna and I are getting older (and wiser) as we are just as excited as always (well, I am anyway!) but now that Morgan is a grumpy teenager things are just a little more laid back...


Christmas Cake Decorating

Saturday afternoon was spent decorating our Christmas Cake. As usual, the cake was baked weeks ago and has been being fed with brandy at regular intervals since. I then covered it in a double layer of marzipan last weekend. A double layer because I like marzipan and I’m the only one who eats the cake!...


Christmas is Coming

It’s not long now!!! We’ve just had a weekend at my parents house for a pre-Christmas family gathering and when we got home it was time to put up the Christmas decorations. It was the usual sort of visit to my parents house where we took the opportunity to do a few things that can...

Merry Christmas 2

Christmas 2018 at Ynyslas

Well, we had a nice quiet family Christmas at home once again. I was a little preoccupied with server issues that I was trying to sort out for my clients but I put that to the back of my mind and managed to have a lovely day at home. Christmas Eve was spent getting ready,...


Christmas Cake Decorating

Having baked the Christmas cake quite a few weeks ago, it was finally time to start decorating it today. I used a different recipe for the cake this year and had been feeding it with brandy for about 6 weeks. It seemed a little more moist than cakes of previous years but was looking good....