Festive Musings

Music & Memories at Christmas – A Guest Post

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

Festive Musings

Music & Memories at Christmas

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

family · Festive Musings · Wexford

Wexford Winterland Santa Train

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

Baking · Biscuits · Chit Chat · Christmas · Cupcakes · Festive Musings

Merry Christmas and………Relax

   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