Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Year


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Merry Hill

Last Tuesday we went shopping at Merry Hill. This was a big deal for us. Since moving to Herefordshire four and a half years ago, the Maylord Shopping Centre was the largest I had shopped in, until Tuesday. Merry Hill … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Review: Elefun

I admit it, this was an impulse purchase, because Mr 4 saw it in the shop and couldn’t be drawn away. He had seen it advertised on television, and on catching sight of it in the shop, made it obvious … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Salt Dough decorations complete – tick. Living room tidy – tick. Cakes decorated – tick. Miss 10 made roses. Miss 8 has made her most minimalist, restrained cake ever, although I am informed that there are hidden surprises. … Continue reading

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Christmas Sparkle

I thought I had missed this month’s Making Winter blog hop, but it’s open until Christmas day, so here is my contribution!┬áDo you need a bit more sparkle? I felt in need of a bit more sparkle this week, and … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

This year I grew some chilli plants. The seeds were really expensive, but less expensive than a couple of jars of pickled jalapenos. I had a really good germination rate, (83%) and had great plans for pickling my own jalapenos, … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Brunch

Can you call something traditional if it’s only the second year you’ve done it? Today we were ladies who brunch. In a room where the decorations are all red, green and gold, where evergreen branches are a significant feature, and … Continue reading

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