Friday, 3 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas: 3rd December

Well, I mentioned the Rocky Road went down a storm! I started off with Nigella's recipe but substituted ginger biscuits and added nutmeg, cinnamon, a little vanilla and some sugar stars. To make it Christmassy!

I will be making it again before long for the simple reason that I am terrible at Christmas cards but I love baking so I usually give edible Christmas cards. I bake a batch of something, make it more festive and hand them out with Seasonal Greetings! The staff (and even the odd curious sixth former) made short work of these. The next batch will be for friends.

So why don't I give cards? Well I do give some in a conventional way. I always buy a box - they must be Christian in message and from a charity - but I dislike how impersonal they are. Everyone gets the same card. But I don't enjoy making cards like I do pages. If I bake, I still get to make something, it's still personal and hand-delivered and it's also delicious!

Kisses xxx

P.S. I told you I'd bring back the stitched circles. Although this time I drew them on!


  1. Your page looks great - I like the circle. We've hand-delivered baked goods some years and really enjoyed it. I did boxed cards this year, but everyone got a personal note in theirs so I'm content with that for this year.

  2. Now that is the sort of Christmas card I would love!

  3. your layout looks wonderful...and i think edible christmas cards sound yummy.

  4. That sounds like a good idea, although I would miss writing them out! (I'm weird!). Are you doing a 12x12 album? :)

  5. The page is stunning, but the most I love your idea for edible cards! I bake gingerbread cookies for relatives and give them as an addition to the gift, or separately, for my workmates. But the idea of making them insted cards is so sweet and lovely and in the spirit of Christmas! It's great!
    Kind regards from Poland!