Countdown to New Year! Have a fabulous time and come back soon to find lots more happening on the January page.
If you have overindulged and feel the need for some simple, healthy food, try my Fennel and Pear soup. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals plus fennel which is cleansing for the liver, a must at this time!

How will you be spending your holiday this year? You will find lots of great ideas, hints and tips on this page to make your Christmas extra special.

Find the Best Ever Turkey Recipe for the most succulent bird plus tips for the big day.
As the nights draw in take the time in the long evenings by the fire to plan your presents and maybe even have a go at making some handmade personal gifts.


How about a Hand Stitched Sampler of  a friend’s house?

Homemade chutney, herb infused olive oil, lavender bags, decorated hangers, or Chocolate Rum Truffles? The options are endless! A handmade gift is really special because you have put a lot of thought and effort into it, but it doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult to make. Just check out the “How To” page for full instructions.


Are you planning a spruce up of your house in time for Christmas? If so, don’t forget the power of mirrors, they can transform a space into something magical! Take a look at “Mirrors and how to use them” for more ideas. Also some great ideas for decorating your home for Christmas can be found in “Christmas Makes”


I like to buy a couple of new decorations each year, I look for something really special so I can remember when I bought them and each one will have memories of a particular year. This year I have bought some cupcakes!:

And I have also bought some furry boots!:







Gisela Graham Christmas Set of two glass Cupcake Tree Decorations

Furry Boot Tree Decoration

Christmas is all about having fun with family and friends but it all seems a lot easier with a bit of forward planning! I’ve collected together a few quick and easy ideas for Wrapping Presents:


Plus I have recipes for the festive season and planning tips for Christmas day which should make life a bit easier.

For a real winter warmer, try making Scouse, a casserole dish which is inspired by the famous name for Liverpudlians.


For more ideas on decorations, visit the Ideal Home Christmas Page.

One comment on “December
  1. Julie Makintosh says:

    Great ideas, going to use some x

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