Friday, 30 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I am so looking forward to 2012!!
So much happening!!
So much to do!!

See you soon!!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Do you know what causes most arguments on Christmas day??

Personally i would have said lack of batteries!

Its actually carving the turkey!!

To give men a helping hand this year Colman’s have compiled the ultimate top 10 tips to carving the perfect Christmas bird as well as a carving masterclass video with TOWIE star Sam Faiers and Colman’s butchers.

The research found that

  • 72%* of UK mums spend up to six hours (87%*) in the kitchen on Christmas Day
  • Dads don’t want the job of carving the turkey - with almost half (47%) actually being forced to do the job
  • Nearly half of dads (44%*) admit they actually don’t have a clue what they are doing when carving and 45% say they dread having to do the job on Christmas Day
  • Almost a quarter of mums find having to tidy up by themselves to be the number one cause of arguments over the yuletide

What causes most arguments in your home over Christmas and what do you do to combat those humbug moments?? :)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Its getting closer!!

Are you prepared for the big day?

I still have a few little Christmas pressies to get then do the food shopping and im done! I will no doubt bake some more too before the day as my fudge didnt set (anyone know a foolproof recipe??) and the rocky road is going to be gone well before Santa arrives! lol

I made my usual rocky road but this time added dark and milk chocolate, Lebkuchen, whole dark cherries, brazil nuts, golden syrup and butter!! YUMM!!
I also tried something new - Panforte - wow! Its gorgeous but you could only eat a small bit at a time as its rather filling! It has lots of almonds, hazelnuts, mixed peel, chocolate, honey, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg!! Delicious!

Whats on your to do list?

Friday, 9 December 2011

Sudocrem Christmas Superchef Competition

Instructions on how to enter the 2011 Sudocrem Christmas Superchef competition:
Step 1 - Prepare, bake, fry, steam, boil or stew your own Christmas themed recipe then take a picture of your creation

Step 2 - Visit and Like the Sudocrem Facebook page ( and click on the Superchef Competition page
Step 3 - Follow the competition page instructions: Enter your name, upload your picture and paste your recipe into the text box provided

Step 4 - Keep your fingers crossed that our celebrity judge, Aggie MacKenzie takes a shine to your creation!

Competition Start Date 7th December 2011

Competition Finish Date 4th January 2011

Competition winners announced 5th January 2012

The Sudocrem Superchef competition prizes:

1st Prize: 3 day cookery course for 2 in France and £200 contribution towards travel

2nd Prize: £150 Christmas Hamper from Selfridges

3rd Prize: £75 Marks & Spencers vouchers.

Good luck everyone and let me know if you enter :) I wont be as ive put up this promotion but i will cheer you all along!!

(this is a promotional post but i am not being paid for it and all opinions etc are my own)