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Last Minuten Stollen

December 28, 2009

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This month’s “Fresh From The Oven” challenge was to make a Stollen. Now I have to admit to reservations about this one. Not least that I don’t like marzipan, but I also knew things would be quite hectic on the run up to Christmas and that I would not have chance to get it done. […]

Handtool Secret Santa

December 25, 2009

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Even woodworkers need Christmas presents… For the last couple of years I have organised a secret santa for handtool enthusiasts on the woodworking internet forum I belong to. Its a bit of fun and also means that amongst the socks and bath salts, this little group of woodworkers gets a tool related gift from one […]

Merry Christmas One and All

December 24, 2009

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Just a few short hours until George can open his goodies under the tree. Ed and George are preparing me a birthday tea as I write this. Whilst I was up North photographing actors in the snow on Tuesday they made this lovely little Gingerbread house from a kit that George got for his birthday. […]

Tarts (and Mince Pies)

December 17, 2009

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Okay, okay I relented and made some mince pies. I didn’t want to as I don’t like mincemeat, but my name was down to make a couple o’ dozen for the school carol service so I had to bite the bullet and bake some for the first time…EVER! Here they are looking festive with some […]

Let it all dangle

December 12, 2009

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This jewellery stand in American Black Walnut and Oak was requested by our Sister in Law, to allow her to hang up necklaces and other jewellery items. This is her birthday gift, which will be delivered today. The scalloped base also provides a home for those smaller items needing a home on the dressing table. […]

Let them eat cake

December 9, 2009

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I promise that this will be my last cake blogpost…at least until after Christmas! I don’t mean to do it. It just happens. There’s a birthday or something and cake is the answer. Let’s face it cake is the answer to lots of things really. George’s cousin Pascal turned 1 last month so here is […]