Day 335 – Doors…

It’s traditional to have Advent Calendars in December, where a little door is opened every day until Christmas Day, exposing a small gift or a piece of chocolate. We have our own version of this – a wooden Advent Calendar with little drawers, but instead of chocolate, each drawer has an inspiring quote or motto. The grandchildren love the idea, and re-using it each year avoids paper and plastic waste.

Advent Calendar – iPhone

Day 320 – Bring It On…

Just what we need for our Christmas tree – baubles filled with gin! But isn’t there a problem with that? – surely we will want to drink the gin well before 12th night, when the Christmas decorations come down? Indeed, would the baubles even last on the tree until Christmas? lol

Gin filled baubles – iPhone

Day 319 – Oh Dear…

Every year now, John Lewis run a Christmas TV advert, usually featuring a soft toy. My wife is a sucker for these, and of course, as we have two granddaughters, she always buys two of the said toys, even though they are probably getting a little old for such things. Ah well…

Excitable Edgar (x2) – iPhone

Day 316 – Stirring It Up…

It’s become a tradition in our house that we make chutney every year just before Christmas. We enjoy it with cold meat and cheese, but it makes a welcome home-made gift for friends. We also make flavoured vodka and gin, but that’s another story…

Christmas Chutney – iPhone

Day 309 – Whatever Next…?

Its about this time of year that we see Advent Calendars for sale – traditionally 24 small doors hiding chocolate treats, one for each day in December before Christmas Day. In recent years a desire to widen the customer base has seen versions with small bottles of gin or wine behind the doors, but this version, a CHEESE Advent Calendar really takes the biscuit…

Cheese Advent Calendar – iPhone