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Books are OBVIOUSLY the #GreatestGift

I’m going to offer a simple, if controversial, equation for the meaning of Christmas.

Christmas = indulgence

Don’t look at me in horror. I completely agree that Christmas is a time for giving, reflection, gratitude and all that warm fuzzy goodness. But let’s face facts. The festive season is also a time for stuffing our faces with rich, gorgeous food, guzzling all the fizz, donning our finest garb and swanning away from the office, happily¬†thinking, ‘oooh ’tis the season, go on, let’s treat ourselves‘¬†(again and again and again…) Continue reading Books are OBVIOUSLY the #GreatestGift

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The Grand Chequerboard Cake

I am one of those people with an incredibly sweet tooth. No, scrap that, I think my entire dental structure is dedicated to the sweet cause, so the first recipe for this blog undoubtedly had to be cake. But not just any cake, this was the result of a busy Sunday morning in the kitchen, preparing for a sixtieth birthday party. The pressure was on, I had to impress.

Definitely a crowd pleaser
Definitely a crowd pleaser

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