Trimming the tree…

For Christmas last year I set myself the task of creating a table centrepiece using brussels sprouts.

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Blog Post December 2013

There were both Pros and Cons to this endeavor.

The Pros: the sprouts box was ticked for Christmas dinner and (the best bit in my opinion) they did not have to be eaten.

The Cons: it took a fair bit of time to do it and (sadly) it deteriorated pretty quickly over the following few days, ending up in the compost! Continue reading

It’s a wrap!

IMG_2517 2It’s December 22nd 2013. Only 3 sleeps to go! Hopefully most of your present shopping has been completed and all that’s left to do is lots of wrapping of gifts and placing them under the tree. If you have done all that but still haven’t managed to buy your wrapping paper then don’t rush out, just do what I plan to do and dip into your green (recycling) bin. Continue reading

Countdown to Christmas…

P1010840It’s hard to believe that I have managed to make it all the way to mid-December before mentioning the “C” word. For me Christmas is all about traditions and memories. Remembering our own and creating them for our kids.

Taking down the boxes of decorations, the “discussions” regarding which traditions from our own childhood should be continued when my husband and I have different memories. So I asked my family to brainstorm things that make Christmas for them so I could compile an A to Z. There were some letters with tough competition to win the spot, others were easy because some things just had to be included. So here it goes. Continue reading