I have ALWAYS wanted to make a gingerbread house. This is the first year I’ve ever been brave enough to try it, and I was surprised by how easy it was. Getting the house to stick together was a pain in the arse, but everything else was very simple.… Read the rest
When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m conducting a junior band. Five little saxophones, horn and cornet players come under the joint command of my partner and me once a week. We make them play “The Bare Necessities” and other jolly little tunes, and tell them off for not practising.… Read the rest
I absolutely adore working in a game shop at Christmas. Seriously. The customers shouting at you because you don’t have a copy of a game that came out three years ago and they’ve left until three days before Christmas to try and find it.… Read the rest
So. Remember my Bake The Bake-Off Challenge? It’s still going, just very slowly.
I actually made this before Christmas, when I was getting seriously obsessed with the Candy Cane chocolate orange bread from Morrisons. At one point Garry and I were going through one a night, and considering they’re as long as my arm that’s not a good thing.… Read the rest