Monthly Archives: December 2013

Goodbye, Hello

This last day of the year is passing so quickly. I had an early celebration with my little boys. Sailing walnut boats and eating paninis. We made this dessert; a kid version with hot chocolate instead of coffee and baileys … Continue reading

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A little mid-holiday hello. I hope you are all enjoying the time ‘between the years’, after the business of the Christmas days. Our days have been full, and now, while there is a lot of time and space with not … Continue reading

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Christmas wishes

We made our first gingerbread house from scratch. I’d like to say it was so much easier than expected, except that the rear wall broke during the roof construction and rendered the whole building structurally unsound. So when everyone was … Continue reading

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This weekend was the beginning of slowing down. The solstice, the fourth advent. There was avid gingerbread making, company for coffee, friends for Sunday lunch. I knitted hats until my yarn ran out, and I might even have read one … Continue reading

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Making & Listening

Making: Biscuits. Lots of them. These are Vanilla Coins. Mix 300g flour, 80g sugar, 175g cold butter, 2 egg yolks, 100g ground almonds and the seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod. Form 2 long sausages from the dough and refrigerate … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

Can you believe it’s just one week until Christmas? Eek! I just cast off the last pair of fingerless gloves – these are all for the shop (more on updates and Christmas shipping in yesterday’s post). Now onto some Christmas … Continue reading

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Getting ready

These days are so full of pre-Christmas preparation, and my little ‘workshop’ (i.e. the bureau desk in the corner of our living room) is no exception. I thought I’d just take a moment to share with you what’s been going … Continue reading

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