Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Year in Pictures

January As it always is, Jan was a quiet month, I thought I’d found a breakfast solutionI went to work and tried to be healthyChristelle and I had a day of bread making. It didn’t stick (she murdered the starter … Continue reading

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What I Read – December 2014

1. Planesrunner (Everness 1) – Ian McDonald 2. Be My Enemy (Everness 2) – Ian McDonald 3. Empress of the Sun (Everness 3) – Ian McDonald I’m going to take these three books at one because I read them all … Continue reading

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Life Happened – Photo edition

Last week was all about Christmas. There was dinner at Sarah and Justin’s   Decorating the tree (and drinking Manhattans!)   Family time Building Lego with Oli   Admiring the dino car Lunch Elf racing, with the random horse (which … Continue reading

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Sunday Music

All through December, I spend time telling people that “it’s not Christmas yet!” Once we get past Christmas Day and until the 5th of January, I spend time telling people that “it’s still Christmas!” My tree is still up and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Cocktail

Anybody had enough of Christmas feasting and drinking yet? Under usual Christmas conditions, I would have an FNC post the Friday after Christmas in order to encourage everyone to be kind to their livers. However, I’ve not been at work … Continue reading

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Ban and Laura’s tree. There’s been dinner and elf racing and all sorts of shenanigans. Mostly caused by this boy… Hopefully, you’ve had a lovely day too! Merry Christmas!

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The Night Before Christmas

Tradition is important. So Louis Armstrong… For me, the Christmas story embodies the truth at the heart of my faith. Life can be painful and hard but hope is real.. I find that Christmas intensifies how we feel about how things … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas: The Aperitif Pack

I made 7 of these as presents. The idea is that they kick off an evening.     This is what’s in the bag: Something to drink A miniature each of cherry brandy,  plum gin, raspberry gin and sugar syrup. … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

Yesterday, I messed up my kitchen, again and again. And used up all the plain flour in ght house! This is what I made.. Spinach, feta and smoked paprika muffins. I had a couple for breakfast and another with a … Continue reading

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Christmas Radio

I love BBC radio and I really love BBC radio at Christmas. Here are the things I’m looking forward to over Christ Brain of Britain, Brain of Brains – starts 22 December 2014 I love Brain of Britain (and Russell Davies), … Continue reading

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