Christmas can be a wonderful time, but for many of us it’s a day that we edge closer to with a mounting sense of dread and sadness. For many of us, the inevitable expense and logistics that come with negotiating a successful family Christmas. For yet more of us, Christmas brings with it a series of emotions related to traumatic experiences that are only exacerbated by the relentless enforced joviality of the season. Those of us who have lost someone around Christmas time or have spent their childhoods with little to look forward to over the festive season can find it extremely difficult to muster the goodwill and enthusiasm that go into every cup of Christmas cheer. It’s an emotional ordeal that would tax anyone but for those of us with children the problem is compounded. Image Credit Kids make Christmas, that much is a self evident truth. Their smiles as they behold the glimmering tree, their excitement as they tear through their gaudily wrapped gifts and their unbridled joy shine brighter than any tinsel or fairy lights devised by human hands. However, there are some of us for whom even this is not enough to undo the pain or […]
One of the biggest priorities for couples planning a wedding are the memories. Naturally, you want the day to be as memorable as possible, so you never forget how much fun it was to get hitched. It’s interesting, then, that so many weddings follow a rigid formula.
I love this recipe, it is great to get the kids involved at Easter time and you can decorate the cakes as creatively as you like. It’s also better as it uses honey not golden syrup. When I received the Easter Goody Bag from Hotel Chocolat it instantly made me think of cornflake cakes with a bunny on top. I also loved the goody bag as there are chocolates for the grown-ups too!
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