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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...

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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!...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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Christmas Lunch in a Box

Food Boxes We’ve been doing well with our boxes of food this year. Gousto, Hello Fresh and MyCookbox have all been living up to expectations and better still, thanks to the referral program and people using our links to sign up to receive cut price boxes we’ve earned lots of free boxes ourselves as well....

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Christmas with the Coles

Despite just being the three of us for Christmas it was still fairly hectic. Morgan didn’t break up from school until 3:30pm on Friday afternoon and Anna finished work at the same time. Morgan however had basket ball from 4-6pm after school so went straight there. Back at home I had the house cleaned and tidied and...

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