Tag: christmas

Nigella’s 5 Spice Cider Bundt Cake

Back in 2015, we spent the leadup to Christmas in the UK. It changed our idea of Christmas forever. Sure, Christmas in Australia is great. It’s the beginning of our summer holidays and there’s a real carefree feeling in the air. It… Read More

Christmas Holidays Reading List

This post also appears on my author site, so if you think you’ve seen it before you probably have! I’ll give you a rundown of my year in books next week, but for now, with Christmas just 10 days away, I’m reading… Read More

Christmas Cookbooks

Although we live in South East Queensland, when I think of Christmas cooking and Christmas tables my mind turns to the northern hemisphere. It stands to reason then, that the food I read about and the recipes I want to cook are… Read More

Potato Scones

Mr T is Scottish. He was born in a place called Falkirk – it’s near Stirling – but he can’t even fake an “auch aye” these days. Nor does he like whisky. I know – it’s tough to imagine such a thing…. Read More

Oh Christmas Tree

  I remember the first Christmas tree Mr T and I had. It was for the Christmas of 1989. We’d been together for about 6 months and he’d moved in – or rather, stopped going home. We decorated an indoor “happy” plant… Read More

How to make rum balls…

In the spirit of blogging some Christmassy treats, allow me to present to you my rum balls. I’ve been making these since I was a teenager, so be warned, they are seriously daggy. They are also seriously sweet, so if you’re on… Read More

Oh Christmas Tree…

I remember the first Christmas tree Mr T and I had. It was for the Christmas of 1989, we’d been together for about 6 months and he’d moved in stopped going home. We decorated an indoor “happy” plant with tinsel and put… Read More

How to make potato scones…

So that was Christmas. How was it for you? This year was the first time in I can’t remember when (possibly ever!) that both hubby and I have been off work in the few days leading up to Christmas Day. As a… Read More

November and December…

November was full of eating, drinking, Christmas shopping and Melbourne. There was something about Tonka– a great place to eat; something about Rose St Markets– a great place to shop; and something about Hosier Lane- a great place to look at street… Read More

Oh Christmas tree…

  I remember the first Christmas tree Mr T and I had. It was for the Christmas of 1989, we’d been together for about 6 months and he’d moved in stopped going home. We decorated an indoor “happy” plant with tinsel and… Read More