Showing posts from December, 2018

Peppermint Creams | Recipe and Method

Over the Christmas holidays from school I love to keep lils entertained with a lot of baking,  we usually share our makes with family and friends. 
This time we have added a very yummy recipe to the list which is Peppermint creams, these were one of my Mums favourite sweets so will now be a tradition to make them in memory of her.

This recipe only has 4 ingredients and is so easy to make and requires no baking. 

400g Icing sugar 1 egg White Juice of half a lemon 1/2 tsp Peppermint extract 
1. Beat egg until a foam appears on top.  2. Add a small amount of lemon and mix.  3. Add the icing sugar and stir to form a dough.  4. Add the peppermint extract and stir into the dough 5. Roll the dough out on an icing sugared surface to about the thickness of £1 6. Cut out shapes and place on a tray.  7. Put in the fridge to set.  8. Serve
These are so good, though very sweet. I hope you enjoy making these.
Victoria x

Meeting Santa at Priory Meadow

Something I haven't managed to do for a couple of years was taking Lilly to see Santa, and to be honest I feel awful about it. But the is year I was determined to make that trip and make Lilly's Christmas time special and magical. 
I didn't managed to get around to booking but luckily on the day that we went to town the queue was only short so we decided to join it. Whilst in the queue there was a friendly elf who was talking to the children and keeping them amused. 

When we went into see Santa, Lilly went all silly and wouldn't look at him in the eye. The grotto was set out nice with little chairs for the children and the decor was very cosy feeling. 
He was your typical friendly Santa, willing to listen and make the children happy and even looked the part with his 'Little round belly, that shock when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly' 
Lilly ended up singing one of her nativity songs to him before having a photo (which we all adorable) and getting her pre…

Currently Reading | A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

I started the currently reading posts a while back and then just stopped, I completely lost my mojo with blogging for a long time but I am now ready to sort it out and hopefully post regularly.
This book that I am reading is a classic festive story which I am sure most of you are aware of, I have never actually read this book even though I have owned it for 18 years. It is a little bit more of a harder read as the language is the classic Victorian style.

Title: A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publication Date: 1905

Genre: Fairytale/Fiction

I would highly recommend reading this around Christmas time at least one in your life as it is such a well known story which even children can enjoy. My 6 year old loves the story.

My Sunday Photo | Growing So Fast

This little girl is the apple of my eye, she is one truly amazing little girl who makes me smile, laugh, and is one of my best friends. 
She is now 6 years old and I cannot see where that time has gone? You blink and they are no longer the babies they once were.
She is now into things, likes to help with chores (most of the time), is reading everything she can get her hands on andhas the attitude of a teenager. I dread to think how she is actually going to be as a teenager.
But right now, I am going to enjoy this time of year with her, watch Christmas films, play with her presents with her (on Christmas day) and share some tasty hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Westfield Christmas Lights

Tonight we took a trip to a local village that celebrates Christmas in a 'bright' way and raises money for an amazing charity which is close to my heart. The little village of Westfield transforms the main road through the village into a spectacular light display, with almost every house decorate with so many lights.
The charity is St Michael's Hospice, this charity has been there for Dad with the loss of My Mum, he had made some life long friends with people there who have been through the same thing that he has. 

We haven't visited in the last couple of years so was lovely to see how Lilly reacted to them, she made friends with a Rudolph covered in lights, sang with Santa and sat in a sleigh too. It is such a lovely event to support and certainly makes you feel festive.

We absolutely loved our visit tonight and its so nice to see how the houses change over the years. If you wish to find out more, visit there Facebook page: Westfield Christmas Lights FB

My Christmas Recipes!

Here we are, half way through December, I wanted to share a few recipes with you that we are going to be recreating over the next couple of week! These recipes have been on my blog before but I thought that I would combine them in one post for ease.
I will go from top left and along then down to the next row.
Cinnamon and sultana flapjacks
Melted snowman biscuits
Candy cane lollies
Christmas cake
Malteaser tray bake
I hope you enjoy these recipes, if you make them I would love to know. 

My Sunday Photo | New Traditions

Our Christmas tree is up and our house is officially like Santa's grotto. And this is our 2018 family photo with the tree. This is a new tradition that I would like to recreate every year and see how much we have changed. 
I think that it is a significant part of the year that is a constant. I hope you like the picture as much as I do.