Wednesday 26 December 2012

Christmas fun!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a very merry Christmas - I had planned to schedule a post to go up yesterday, but my last week has been very, very busy (in a good way!) and this is the first chance I've had to sit down with the laptop. I just wanted to share some photos from our day yesterday... I love this time of year!

Riley & our lovely Christmassy living room 
As this was our first Christmas in our new home, earlier this year we very enthusiastically invited my parents & Craig's parents round for Christmas dinner - not worrying about actually making it (or the fact that I had only just started to learn how to cook!). So I think it's fair to say I was a wee bit nervous about cooking a massive meal for six people, but I really shouldn't have been!

We had a really lazy morning (opened presents then watched the Muppets - perfect!), and I started prepping food around 3pm. I cheated for a lot of it (ready made cranberry sauce, turkey crowns instead of a full bird, etc) so my main mission was just making sure everything was cooked, hot and on plates at the same time!

I ended up serving food 14 minutes behind my "official schedule" (ha) but I think I did good! Everyone seemed very happy, plates were cleared & my mum said that it was the best turkey she had ever tasted (!!!) - high praise from my mum, the best cook I know!

I'm a much more confident baker than cook, so I couldn't resist making some sweet treats too! I made some Christmassy cupcakes (this recipe plus decorating inspiration from the Lily Pink bakery!) and a gingerbread house (this recipe plus tonnes and tonnes of sweets!). It took ages to decorate the gingerbread house because I'm a bit of a sweet perfectionist, but I really love how it turned out!

Today I've just been chilling out with Craig - Christmas is for spending time with the ones you love, and I am doing really well on that front so far!

Hope you're all having lovely days and are tucking into leftovers right now! x


  1. Omg I am so hungry now seeing that! Thanks for the wee mention :) cupcakes look fab! :D xxx

    1. Ha! I've been drooling over your instagram cake photos, they are amazing! xx

  2. That gingerbread house in a amazing. Looks like you had a fantastic day. Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you! Hope you had a great Christmas too!

  3. Your cupcakes and gingerbread house are incredible! They look so delicious! xxx

  4. Looks like such a happy Christmas! And what a rockin' gingerbread house :D
    (Also, our cats share names! Who knew!)

  5. Happy Christmas Juliet, hope you had a good one. A big WELL DONE on hosting! It looks like you did and excellent job! And the gingerbread house looks perfect x


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