Tell me what sparks the season for you? Is it wine & sing-song, rich food, time with family? Let me share with you here, my little thoughts, The things that mean Christmas to me. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Mixed Spice, Cloves, Star Anise, clementines, two or three Take your pick, mulled wine or spiced cider? These… Continue reading Christmas to Me
I can’t think of Christmas without thinking of Christmas songs. They are synonymous with the season. I am taking a look back at some songs that generate particular memories for me at this time of year. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens The Christmas number one in 1985 and my first ever single. I’ve gone right… Continue reading Music & Memories at Christmas
I wouldn’t normally be gracing your screens with a festive themed post this early in the year, however, last year I was far from organised so this year will be different. The 15th of September marks the 100 day countdown to the big day, so on that day I am going to sit down with… Continue reading 100 Days!
This post is completely inspired by two of my very lovely friends who have been making these with their own daughters; so thank you Olivia & Marguerite! These decorations are simple to make, extremely pretty and, I think, make a beautiful, personal gift from children. What you need: 1 Cup/225g Bread Soda 1/2 Cup/55g Cornflour 3/4… Continue reading Festive Clay Ornaments
It’s been a busy time in the Simply Homemade Kitchen, as I’m sure it has been in many kitchens up and down the country. There’s been an obscene amount of melted chocolate, bowl after bowl of buttercream icing, pastry and mincemeat, lots of time spent rolling, mixing and baking. A lot of the countless mince… Continue reading Merry Christmas and………Relax