Monthly Archives: December 2010

Anne – Christmas 2010 Review

  We ate lots, we drank moderately :-), we opened presents ….. and then just like that it was all over for another year. As you can see from the picture we have some seriously talented gift-wrappers in my family … Continue reading

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Fiona – Happy Christmas!

It’s Christmas morning and I am at my aunts and uncle’s house watching them prepare the glazed Christmas ham. It’s one of their traditional contributions to the extended family Christmas lunch. We have a large family, (60 + expected at my aunt … Continue reading

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Anne – 24 December 2010 – Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas! My Dame Edna flower has flowered … there’s something about the Gladioli that makes me feel like Christmas has arrived – maybe because they always flower around about now? For some reason I thought that this December would … Continue reading

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Fiona – Christmas gifts to treasure: a great cookbook

I apply the same rule to good cookbooks as Christmas decorations: one can never have too many. (Provided, I must add, you have room to store them where they are easily accessible). This particular book is the latest addition to … Continue reading

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Anne – 18 December 2010 – Cherry Danish & Apricot Jam

  Saturday morning started with coffee and a cherry danish from Filou’s. I love sitting on my back step in the warmer months to eat breakfast.       At this point I was prevaricating about getting stuck into making … Continue reading

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Anne – Strawberries, straight from the Garden

I picked these straight from the pot this morning.  I’m so happy that my strawberries have started to ripen.  The variety is “Nellie Kelly” – just in case you want to grow some too and they were pretty yummy! But, … Continue reading

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Anne – Saturday 11 December 2010 – A time for quiet reflection

This Saturday morning it was time for some peace and quiet.  This week was busy.  I met a friend’s new son for the first time … he’s a very sweet little soul and it was wonderful to spend a morning … Continue reading

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Fiona – Saturday morning recipe for happiness: a teapot and tea cosy

I like to drink tea. Real tea. Tea made in a pot with tea leaves. Tea that takes time to make and to drink. Tea you can share. Which is why I always try to have a decent pot at … Continue reading

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Anne – 9 December 2010 – Hope: Vale Elizabeth Edwards

I didn’t expect to be back here so soon, however Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, lawyer, writer, mother, daughter, friend and no doubt, so very much more to the people who actually knew and loved her, … Continue reading

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Anne – 8 December 2010 – So remember those galoshes

that I  was talking about … I would have happily scarpered off with this pair when I came upon them today … except that they had a pair of feet firmly ensconced in them! So kudos to the chick riding … Continue reading

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