Can you choose just one post from each month and reflect your life in 2012? I have tried to do so and have enjoyed the experience as it has reminded me that although 2012 was the saddest ever for me, there were some lovely times too. In January, it was all about laughter and lanterns. … Continue reading
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Our Christmas and a very special hamper
We were delighted to review a lovely Christmas hamper from Knorr. This led us to investigate their fantastic website at http://knorr.co.uk where you can find some wonderful recipes just in time for a foodie New Year. As soon as we saw the contents, we knew we were in for a festive feast. SELDOM SEEN FARM … Continue reading
My personal highs and lows of 2012
Here’s a little blog prompt I came up with yesterday https://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/what-were-your-highs-and-lows-of-2012/What were my personal highs and lows of 2012? 1. What was your happiest event? Against all odds, I found myself at BritMums Live feeling like I used to do, having a laugh and making a friend. It was good to be free of family … Continue reading
What were your highs and lows of 2012
We are not far from the start of a whole New Year. Perhaps now is a good time to reflect on what happened in 2012 and then throw ourselves wholeheartedly into 2013. If you would like to take part, look back at 2012 and answer the following questions in a blog post. Then tag some … Continue reading
Lovely risotto recipe to use turkey leftovers
Show Your Leftovers Some Love! This delicious recipe is perfect for using up turkey leftovers and a light relief after all the rich meals eaten over Christmas. Macadamia and Turkey Risotto Serves 4 Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons macadamia oil 1 red pepper, deseeded and … Continue reading
What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?
I am not feeling very cheerful at all if the truth be known. Trying to arrange for my husband to see his daughters from his first marriage and their children has resulted in all of them seeing me as a pain. You would think I was trying to do something evil rather than trying to … Continue reading
It shouldn’t happen to a Mum at Christmas!
Do you ever get the feeling life is conspiring against you? I had spied a cheeky Christmas outfit in the shop. I toyed with the idea of getting it as a nice surprise for my husband on Christmas morning. Was I being silly? Maybe being daft is good at Christmas? This was the debate I … Continue reading
Great gravy recipe for Christmas
Caramelised red onion and sherry Christmas gravy You will need: 100ml sherry 500ml good quality liquid chicken stock 3 tbsp The English Provender Co. Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Method: Place the sherry in a pan and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the stock and reduce on a high heat until you are left with about … Continue reading
Disney games make great Christmas gifts
Are you looking for child-friendly games for Christmas? My children have the XBox and a Wii but I find it appalling how many games on sale glorify extreme violence or bad driving. I was, therefore, delighted to receive 2 games from Disney that focus on the type of images I would prefer young children to … Continue reading
It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to.
It is my birthday today. Last night I cried myself to sleep. I woke up and did the same. It was cold and I could feel the tears meandering down my face making odd patterns. In my mind’s eye I could see my Dad coming into a room with his birthday card for me chosen … Continue reading