Scenes From Christmas

Here are some hristmas — the most wonderful time of the year. Not sure about anyone else but, for me, Christmas literally starts on December 1st. There is a frisson in the air — almost like a light being switched on — that happens the minute the calendar moves on from November. But as I’ve got older …

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How to make edible Christmas decorations

Happy December everyone! We’re in the home straight now, just one month away from a brand new year. Silly season is properly underway. Following the success of the iced biscuits I made for our Halloween party, I thought I’d have a go at making some edible Christmas decorations this year. Discovering Aquafaba — egg free royal …

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194 weeks and 6 days {HomeSense Christmas party}

Last week I met up with one of my blogging besties, Sarah, for a night away in Birmingham and the HomeSense Christmas party. I’ve barely been at home over the last few weeks — there have been press days and workshops — and I feel as though I’m thoroughly behind on everything. That said, it was …

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A ‘Cookson Christmas’ on Drama | The Cinder Path

When I was younger (approximately 3 years younger — i.e. before I had the boys) there was nothing I liked more than curling up in an armchair, on a lazy weekend, reading the latest bestseller or a much-loved classic. I used to read loads too. Crime novels, fiction, biographies, autobiographies — there was nothing I enjoyed more than immersing myself …

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Beefayre Candles (It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas)

Disclosure: This is an unpaid post that was written in collaboration with Beefayre Candles. All thoughts, words and images are my own. As well as decorating the house for Christmas, I’ve been burning some amazing scented candles recently so, as well as looking festive, it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas too. Orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove — these are …

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The ultimate Christmas Gift-Guide for the hard to buy for…

The festive season is in full swing and unsurprisingly there’s been much chat between my friends and I about presents — or to be precise — Christmas gifts for the hard to buy for. We all have them, don’t we? The father who has everything, the mum who doesn’t want anything and various other relatives — and friends — who …

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