Two of my fabulous followers Olivia & Niamh are joining the Simply Homemade family today to share their festive music and memories stories. Olivia My Dad was always a big fan of music. I remember one year I bought him a cd player and some cd’s for Christmas so he could play his music. He was thrilled.… Continue reading Music & Memories at Christmas – A Guest Post
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
A huge part of the build up to Christmas is curling up by the fire, lights twinkling and a choice of festive offerings to while away an hour or two as we anticipate the 25th day. Netflix have come up trumps once again with their selection of Christmas viewing, with something for everybody in the… Continue reading Christmas on Netflix
Santa visits; they’re lovely and very much a tradition at Christmas. However, they’re expensive for one child, never mind four and then of course there’s the adult charge. If our teen comes along we are paying for three adults and four children meaning it isn’t unusual to be paying close to €100 for our Santa… Continue reading Wexford Winterland Santa Train
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!
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