You know how it is, you haven’t had time to bake a Christmas cake but you don’t want a shop brought one but its far too late to make a cake.  Wrong.  With this easy to bake recipe this moist fruit  cake will be the centerpiece of your Christmas tea spread.  This cake can even be left until the day before to cook. Ingredients 1 x 400g (approximately) jar luxury mincemeat 50g glace cherries, quartered 175g dried mixed fruit 225g self-raising flour 3 level teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ level teaspoons mixed spice 150g spreadable butter 150g dark… View Post

Back in the days when I had believers Christmas was a magical time. A time to surprise my children with presents they dreamed of. One year they both had new bikes at Christmas.    My children have always had bikes from as soon as they could walk. Starting off with little trikes.  Owning bikes is such a huge part of their lives. It’s also a form of great exercise for them.   We’ve always brought bikes from reputable suppliers like Halfords. Halfords have always been fantastic as they will set up the bikes for you. Something that is valuable for busy… View Post

I may have totally lost the plot with all the Christmas madness around but as I typed the title of this list I had Chris Rea and Driving Home For Cheistmas going through my head! I don’t know what it is it this time but I just seem to be so busy. Really busy!  I find I don’t have me time and just love products that help save time. I just love a product that has more than one use, a product that actually helps me save time especially when it’s doing things I don’t find particularly fun to do. … View Post

I love homemade stuffing with my Christmas lunch. I love it on turkey sandwiches on Christmas evening. It just tastes so much better than shop brought packet stuffing that you add water to rehydrate. For my stuffing I use: 2 packets of sausage meat Pack of pre cooked and peeled chestnuts Pistachios Dried cranberries Fresh breadcrumbs 2 onions Streaky bacon Finely chop the onions and cook with a little butter Place the sausage eat in a large bowl Chop the nuts and add to the sausage meat along with cranberries and bread crumbs Mix well. Best way to do this… View Post

Today as part of my attempt to complete Blogmas; a post a day from 1 December until Christmas I thought I’d talk about spending time with friends and loved ones and enjoying the Christmas Cheer. With life being so hectic, so full on, so now now now life can actually pass us by. Too often we spend time glued to devises and call it social interaction. But how social are we?  Do we really get a real social interaction kick from talking to somebody online as opposed to actually sitting in the same room as them and actually conversing face… View Post