Tag Archives: Christmas

10 food gifts to take to a party

Peppermint bark – ruinously expensive, but totally delicious. It’s a classic. Quality Streets – The absolute British festive chocolate of choice. A flavor for every taste – I knew Jon and I were meant to be together when it turned … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tradition: Post Christmas-Shopping Burger and a Martini

The day before heading home for the holidays is always a last minute rush of Christmas shopping, but I should have known better than to go to American Girl on 5th Avenue on Sunday Afternoon.

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Steaming Bishops and the best scents of Christmas

Years ago a friend told me that this Steaming Bishop was his Grandma’s go-to Sunday night drink in winter. Apparently she’d get happy and tipsy and sing the rude words to Christmas Carols. Every time I drink one, that’s EXACTLY what I feel like doing. Continue reading

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Panettone Bread Pudding and the Synchronized Swimming Christmas Show

Christmas is a time for nativities, pantomimes, ballets and shows. All of my nieces and nephews have been treading the boards over the last couple of weeks, being snowmen and angels, playing carols on the recorder, dancing to Jingle Bell … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Popcorn, and the Christmas Music Playlist Challenge

The other day I was trying on potential Christmas Dresses in Ann Taylor Loft and the following music tracks played in this order:

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Clementine Cake – if you can make room in your busy Christmas bondage schedule

Walking from my apartment to the subway I pass 2 sex shops.

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Spiced Chocolate Christmas Cookies – and Chinese Knock Off Madonna

When I was a 12 years and 51 weeks old, my Dad ran a conference in Australia, and took the family with him for a holiday, via Hong Kong. Being almost 13, I took this entirely in my stride. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Slow cooked pork ragu with pomegranate, and the possibilities of rural street dancing

If you live far away from your family, Skype can transform your laptop into a magical time space portal, beaming you straight into a living room where your niece can sing you the song she’s learned to be an angel … Continue reading

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Steaming Bishops and Unlikely Emails

“I was supposed to be singing a concert,” said my friend and choir colleague Theresa, “then I got an email with the header: Cancelled, due to infidelity.”

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The Wednesday Tipple – the perfect cheese tray and port jelly

Back in London, post Christmas family visiting road trip round the country, and with the prospect of being in the same bed for consecutive nights, thoughts turn firstly to drink, and then to New Years Eve and the celebration thereof. … Continue reading

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