Margaret River Bakery

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We’ve often stopped by Margaret River Bakery for a early morning pie. I can tell you that their buttery pastry and hearty fillings really help with winery/brewery induced hangovers! We’d heard great things about their breakfasts, so we stopped by for a more substantial bite to eat.

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It’s not your typical, sterile shop-like bakery. Margaret River Bakery is eclectic. The furniture and crockery are completely mis-matched. The café has a bustling atmosphere with a real mix of customers too. There are lots of freshly baked treats and breads available, as well as good coffee. It wasn’t particularly busy when we went, though I had to ask twice to get the previous customer’s dirty plates and glasses moved, which were still sitting on our table when our food arrived (see below pic).IMG_0013

Little Chef, with his plate barely fitting on the full table, devoured his fresh croissant that was filled with gooey cheese and good quality ham. Chef loved his brekkie burger, brimming with crisp bacon, runny egg, Swiss cheese, relish and rocket. It also came with a bottle of fresh juice. IMG_0019

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Discovering Delicious Denmark (Part 3)

img_1500On our first morning at Misty Valley, after a good night’s sleep, we enjoyed a fry up cooked by Chef. We were in for a BIG day of sightseeing, I had a lot on my itinerary! We were set up for the morning with Chef’s tasty sausage sandwiches. He used tasty free range eggs from the Misty Valley hens and the yolks were oozing out everywhere – delicious!img_1804

After, we had a quick stroll through the bush in the fresh country air, over to the farm. We were greeted by farmer Warren and Lucy the dog.  Little Chef had lots of fun feeding the chooks and collecting their freshly laid eggs. Warren showed LC how to feed the horses and ponies with the hay bales and groom them too. LC was also very excited to have his very first pony ride on Zantiki.img_1431

Before we set off for the day, we grabbed a couple of flat whites (and a hot chocolate for LC) from Warren, who makes a brilliant coffee. We enjoyed these on our cottage’s balcony. Denmark is a great spot to base yourself in the Great Southern. It’s slap bang in between Albany, Mount Barker and Walpole. On our first full day, we decided to head west, towards Walpole and the region’s main attraction  – the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.img_2028

The Great Southern region of WA is renowned for their excellent wineries, though on our first boozy stop we visited somewhere a little different, Bartholomew’s Meadery. The family run meadery specialises in the ancient craft of making mead (or honey wine) which is made from their locally sourced natural honey.img_1461

Their pure honey is not processed, it comes straight from the hive. There are also many bee and honey products available to purchase, including bee pollen, beeswax and royal jelly products. At the cellar door you can see the bees at work in a glass bee hive, as well as taste the various types of meads on offer, including their spiced hot toddy.img_1462

Sweet tooths can enjoy some of the house made honey ice creams. There are lots of delicious flavour combinations, all including honey – of course! There’s honey and vanilla, honey and passionfruit, honey and ginger, honey and banana and many more. The Meadery is well worth a visit.img_1477

After a 30 minute drive west through the country side, we came to the awe inspiring Valley Of The Giants, a unique area of ancient trees. Since I was a kid (back when Elle McPherson famously visited!) I’d wanted to visit this special part of WA. It took a little longer than I’d hoped, but finally we got there, some 20 years later.img_1510

The Tree Top Walk is found in the heart of the Valley of the Giants. Here you can experience walking through the canopy of the rare tingle forest and enjoy the majestic views from a very different perspective – 40 meters in the air! There are no steps on the tree top walk, just a gentle, sloping climb up a lightweight, architecturally-designed bridge. The walkways do move a little, I felt a bit like I was on a boat, softly bobbing on the ocean. We all enjoyed the tranquil walk amongst the branches and birds.img_1546

As well as the Tree Top Walk there is another walk trail – the Ancient Empire boardwalk. While walking this path you can get up close and personal to the beautiful old giants of the forest, as well as the lush growth of the forest floor. The walk winds in and out of the tingle forest and you can even walk through the hollow trunks of some giant trees, which make a brilliant photo opportunity.img_1527

An entrance fee is payable for the tree top walk, but it is free to visit the Ancient Empire Walk, Discovery Centre and gift shop. I was surprised such a major tourist attraction didn’t have many food and drink options, but we found a fantastic little bakery just down the road. We suggest you check out Tingles Bakehouse!img_1585

All the food at Tingles Bakehouse is made from scratch. There’s lots of choice, which changes seasonally, depending on what produce is available locally. I was fascinated by their huge greenhouse which looks like a giant igloo. In here they grow a lot of their produce, including random things like pineapples! For lunch, Chef picked a tender ox tail and thyme pie with carrots, celery and onion. Little Chef scoffed his massive sausage roll. I loved the beef, mushroom and bacon pie, which was brining with chunky pieces of meat. The pastry was flaky and light.img_1589

Tingles Bakehouse also offers good coffee and many freshly made sweet treats – cakes, slices, tarts, biscuits and raw wholefoods too. There’s lots of seating on the shady veranda and in the lush gardens. It is a very pretty spot! Also on site is a bead gallery, selling some exquisite handmade jewellery.img_1594

Our next stop, Dino World, is worth checking out for those who are into lizards, dinosaurs, snakes and birds. It is a small attraction and won’t take long to look around. You’ll be greeted by the very funny Sid, a cockatoo, saying “Hello Darling”.img_1615

Inside there’s exhibits of snakes, lizards and replica dinosaur skeletons. Outside there’s aviaries full of many species of native birds and some kangaroos too.img_1607

Little Chef was lucky to hold a lizard as we visited during a quiet time. The great photos I got of the lizard on his head were worth the admission fee alone!img_1643

We had a “ball” playing Denmark Soccer Golf, which is found at the Denmark Toffee Company. It’s also home to the Elephant Rocks Cider Co and A Bit On The Side Sauces, so there are lots of yummy tastings available. There’s also a small playground and a few farm animals too.img_1690

The unique game of Soccer Golf is lots of fun. It’s basically the same premise as golf, each kick is equivalent to one stroke, there’s no dribbling – though the boys had to be reminded of that!img_1657

We all had a different coloured football to identify our own ball and we’d start each hole off with a massive kick down the fairway. It got very competitive. Chef thought he was rather good and took the opportunity to remind us that if he hadn’t broken his leg when he was a kid, he could have been playing in the EPL…img_1659

There’s lots of obstacles – tunnels, water hazards, sand bunkers and more. Most of the holes are massive, to fit the oversized balls.img_1677

On a few of the holes, you need to do something different to finish, like kick the ball into a net – that was hard! It’s more active than mini golf and we all loved it – even if I lost!img_1671

By the time we’d finished it was late afternoon. We grabbed some fish n chips from town and took them down to the riverside park in Denmark. After, we retired back to our Misty Valley cottage for the evening. I hoped I could win back a bit of pride with a game of Monopoly around the kitchen table! It was a fun and busy day, but we barely scratched the surface of what Denmark has to offer. IMG_1761.JPG

More on our Great Southern adventures soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Stones and Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland

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Chef and I are both a little obsessed with the TV show Game of Thrones. A few episodes into season one, I was totally hooked. The strong plot line of treachery and scandal and interwoven characters gets better and better with each episode and season.IMG_3279

When we discovered that 75% of the medieval fantasy series is filmed in Northern Ireland, where we were planning to stop on our holiday last year, we HAD to pay a visit to some of the filming locations. For centuries giants and dragons have been part of Northern Irish legend, so it’s very fitting that so much of the show is filmed there. The beautiful landscapes of Northern Ireland are ideal for the barren and unforgiving lands of Northern Westeros. It’s also the perfect place to crack out my “You know nothing Jon Snow” impression!IMG_3271 We happened to be visiting the world heritage site, The Giants Causeway and a couple of the filming locations are close by. The unique volcanic rock formation was every bit as stunning as we thought it would be. Though the Giant’s Causeway itself isn’t used in Game of Thrones, the ocean and area around it has been used for shots of The Stormlands. The Glens of Antrim and their isolated rugged landscapes have been used to film parts of the Dothraki Sea.20140712_121349 Dragonstone – Downhill Beach

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Standing on a cliff top above Downhill Beach is the Mussenden Temple in County Londonderry. This location was used to film the scene in season two when Stannis and Melisandre were burning the old gods on the beach in “Dragonstone”. It’s a dramatic setting and lovely beach too, though the water is a bit chilly, even in summer!IMG_3186 Iron Islands – Ballintoy Harbour As we drove on, we found a town called Castlerock, inspiration for Casterly Rock perhaps? The picturesque Ballintoy Harbour is where Theon Greyjoy returned to his true home in season two – the Iron Islands. He also met his sister Yara here in “Pyke”.IMG_3297

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Here we stopped for a bite to eat in a quaint little café right on the harbour wall. We enjoyed an authentic Irish stew made with mutton, potatoes, carrot and onion with champ (mash with spring onion) on the side.IMG_3319

Stormlands – Carrick-a-Rede

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Our next destination was Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. It’s an iconic crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island and not for the faint hearted! The rope bridge is not used in Game of Thrones, though the magnificent headland has provided a backdrop for many scenes.IMG_3347 It was pretty amazing to see “Westeros” in person. The drive along the Northern Irish coast is considered one of the best in the world and I’d have to agree. We zipped around the country roads in our Audi hire car and had a wonderful drive back to Belfast, which took about an hour. In Belfast, we passed the Titanic Studios, where the interior set scenes are filmed. It was a hive of activity as filming of season five has just started (July 2014).IMG_3363 IMG_3361Northern Ireland is a country with a rich history as stunning and unforgiving as it’s landscapes. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We were wow-ed by the building that houses the titanic museum (next to the studios). Game of Thrones is bringing a new generation of tourists to Northern Ireland. There are guided GoT coach tours and even an archery experience. We were wondering what to do with ourselves till the next season airs, we were happy that our holiday to Northern Ireland helped to fill the void! Find out more at; http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones/

The Chef’s Wife UK Holiday – York

IMG_5444I love England to bits. There is just so much to see and do. One of my most favourite cities in England is York. In my opinion, it is so packed full of attractions, it’s the best place to visit after London. Like London, York has a very long and rich history. Spanning back nearly two thousand years – founded by the Romans, conquered by the Vikings and in modern times made famous by the steam train era and rise of large confectionary companies.

IMG_5452We start our day just on the outskirts of York, at a designer outlet shopping village. It’s strongly encouraged that you don’t bring your car into the walled city. The Tour de France started from York, just a couple of weeks before we were there – I was blown away by how many bikes were in the city. It seemed to be many people’s main mode of transport. There were literally thousands parked around the place. We opt to “park and ride”, the bus is very convenient and cheap too. In no time we see the city walls and we are in the heart of York.IMG_5318

We stop just near to the tourist information centre – a must stop for visitors. We pick up a York Pass, which is a pre-paid card (RRP £36 for an adult 24hr pass) so you don’t have to pay admission at 30 of York’s top attractions – you end up saving about 30% and it also offers many discounts on tours and eating out.

After collecting an armful of flyers and leaflets we set off to the Jorvik Viking Museum. In the Coppergate area of York they found 40,000 Viking artefacts in the early 1980s. We saw helmets, weapons, pottery and much more in the museum. Little chef loved it and the highlight for him was going on an interactive journey through recreated Viking village where you can smell the fires, cooking and really feel as if you are there. Little Chef thought this was pretty cool, as you sit in a moving “time capsule”.IMG_5335

Just around the corner is the ancient Clifford’s Tower – the keep of York Castle, which is now mostly gone. We walked up the many steps, rewarded with one of the best views in York from the top. Next to the tower, outside the Castle Museum was a vintage fair. Little Chef loved the helter skelter – what a beauty! IMG_5344

And we just couldn’t say no to some locally farm-made “Ryeburn of Hemsley” Ice cream from the vintage Fordson Thames ice cream van – one of just a handful still in operation.IMG_5343

IMG_5380We were hoping to stop at the Yorkshire Institution, Bettys, for morning tea. I love a high tea as much as the next person and I have heard the Betty’s experience is quintessentially English. Unfortunately many other people had the same idea as us and the queue was snaking out the door. We had so much to fit into our day, so we instead grabbed a macaroon and some fondant fancies from the shop counter. It is a beautiful olde worlde shop, where the assistants are dressed up as they would have in Victorian times. I would definitely recommend you make a booking at Betty’s.IMG_5385 New Image1

We ate our goodies from Betty’s in the grounds of the enormous York Minster, the ancient cathedral. Then had a wander about the rest of the city centre. IMG_5402

One of my favourite streets is the narrow medieval lane “The Shambles”. I found a fab little butchers down there that sold many many types of pork pie, chili, black pudding and wild boar to name a few. IMG_5358 IMG_5350 IMG_5362

York is a great place for shopping. One of the things I really love about York is it’s abundance of one-of specialty shops and boutiques. Every other town has the same old chain stores, but in York there are so many interesting little places to find a one of a kind gift.

IMG_5442It was time for a bite to eat. With so much still to see we decided to eat on the run. Chef and I do enjoy a hot roast roll at the York Roast Co. York has a long history with the humble hog, dating back centuries to before the War of the Roses, when kings would go hunting for wild boar in the forests. Chef and I enjoyed a couple of rolls, with apple sauce, gravy and a few morsels of pork crackling on the side – scrumptious!IMG_5426

York’s Chocolate Story celebrates the city’s rich confectionary industry. From the history of the coca bean to the process of making chocolate bars. Rowntree, the company that developed Kit Kats, Smarties, Areo and many more, still operate in York. One billion Kit Kats are made in York each year. Terry’s, maker of one of my favourites the “Chocolate Orange”, was taken over by Kraft. York’s Chocolate Story is an interactive and interesting attraction. A must stop for chocoholics!IMG_5429

By this time, though York is fairly compact, our feet were in need of a rest, so we hopped into a tour bus. Little Chef wanted to go on a red double decker bus while we were in the UK, so that box was ticked too.

We hopped off the bus near the National Railway Museum. It is a free attraction to enter, for a small donation Little Chef received a lovely train colouring book. It’s a vast museum which houses many trains including opulent royal carriages once owned by Queen Victoria, iconic locomotives like The Mallard steam train and a Japanese bullet train.IMG_5568

It would have been nice to spend a couple of days in York and experienced even more. We passed the York Dungeons, somewhere Chef and I had a bit of a fright a decade ago.  For the older kids and adults the York Dungeons are full of very interesting and often gruesome historical tales. There are many ghost tours at night too, which I bet would be fascinating, since York was home to famous baddies – highwayman Dick Turpin and gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes. York is one of the most haunted cities in England.

We walked a couple of miles on along the stone city walls, on the way back to our bus stop. We had a brilliant day out in York. I’d plan your day before you go, to make sure you get the most out of your time there.20140725_160407

Many thanks to Rachel and Kay at York Visitor Centre for the use of our York Passes and fantastic expert advise – it really made our trip.

Visit http://www.visityork.org/ for more info on this beautiful city and http://www.visityork.org/food/ for the insiders tips on where is best to eat and drink in York.

UK Road Trip – The Lake District, Scotland and Northern Ireland (Causeway Coast)

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – Northern Ireland

At the very beginning of our 5 week trip, we decided that since we had very limited time and a to-do list as long as your arm, we had to make every day count. We crammed as much as we could into a five day road and air trip over four countries. Visiting many interesting and delicious places along the way – including servos with Krispy Kreme machines – dangerous!
We started from our base in Sheffield, England, We drove our hire car (the “Chelsea Tractor” Land Rover) up the A1 and west through the Yorkshire Dales to our first stop. The Yorkshire Dales are stunning – lots of hills and valleys covered with farmland – made famous round the world by TV series such as James Herriot, Heartbeat and even Postman Pat!

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Bike on Hillside – Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Chef was super excited, as just two days before, the Tour de France had passed through the dales. It was a real thrill for him to be driving the route of Stage One. The bunting was still out in the villages and there was a festive atmosphere in the market towns. We even spotted a huge bike on the side of a mountain!
A few hours later we came to the first destination – The Lake District. This is a very popular holiday spot in England’s North West, as it’s filled with beautiful scenery, lots of culture and so many things to do. To Chef’s delight, I’d booked our two night stay in a country pub. It was in the village of Hawkshead. Somewhere I’d holidayed as a child many times. All roads in and out are very narrow, so there were some very hairy moments when we met busses and trucks coming the other way, nearly ending up in a hedge full of brambles.

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Hill Top Farm

Beatrix Potter, the author of Peter Rabbit and many other beloved children’s tales, lived in the Lake District. The National Trust has preserved her house, Hilltop Farm, which we visited. Before entering the house, to the delight of our son, we saw bunnies hopping in a meadow. He was calling “Peter” out to them, to see which one looked – so cute! One of the guides in the house took Little Chef to one side and read him parts of the book “The Tale of Samuel Whiskers”. It quickly transformed what was just a dark old house to a very magical place to him. She showed Little Chef the chimney place where Tom Kitten got stuck and the rat hole where Samuel Whiskers lived. His eyes were wide with wonder – oh to be five years old again!!

We also visited Wray Castle, Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter and Grizedale Forrest – where we went on a Gruffalo hunt.

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Our Accommodation – The Quaint “Queens Head” gastro pub. Hawkshead, Lake District

Back at our pub, the Queens Head, we had some fabulous food. The 17th century inn is regarded as the best in the village by many of the locals (there are 4 pubs in Hawkshead). We had some excellent breakfasts and dinners at the gastro pub. The dining room had a cosy feel – with low ceilings and wooden beams, it was brimming with character.

IMG_2830The pick of the bunch was a slow-cooked lakeland pork belly dish, with creamed mash, roasted root, pickle jus (£15.95) that Chef really enjoyed and Little Chef loved the local specialty of sticky toffee pudding (£6.50). Our room and en suite were lovely too and we thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Queens Head.IMG_2833

We drove up to Scotland the next morning and after a couple hours, we found ourselves at the venue of the Commonwealth Game’s opening ceremony – Celtic Park. We then took a trip through the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and to the gorgeous old Central Train station.

We took a short train ride to the lovely holiday town of Largs – on the west coast. We were there to catch up with Chef’s Aunty C and Uncle W. We were made very welcome and had a lovely time with Aunty and Uncle. They treated Little Chef to fairground rides and numerous ice creams! We even met a giant Viking called Magnus – Largs has a rich Viking history.

We all had a lovely dinner together at the appropriately named “Scotts” – at the Largs harbour. We sat in a booth in the stylish restaurant. Scotts overlooks the Firth of Clyde and as Chef noticed – some VERY expensive boats! Our pick of the dishes were an entrée of pan friend king scallops and pork belly was a well-cooked dish (£7.45). It came with pomegranates and cauliflower puree.

For main, I REALLY should have tried the Scottish delicacy of “Haggis with Neeps and Tatties” (Turnips and potatoes), but I totally chickened out. I regretted it a bit, but after eating out for four days solid, all I really wanted was something light, healthy and fresh. The Asian sirloin salad with a hot and sour dressing (£12.95) fitted the bill nicely.

On the penultimate day we flew from Glasgow to Belfast. The fight took a whole 25 minutes! Once in Belfast we picked up our slick Audi hire car and Chef drove us west through the Northern Irish country side.

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Giants Causeway – Northern Ireland

The roads were some of the bumpiest we’d encountered so far, we felt like we were on an hour long rollercoaster! Soon enough we crossed the border into the Republic of Ireland. We stayed in a lovely town, full of little shops and bars. Chef isn’t usually a Guinness drinker, but he agrees that it somehow tastes much different in Ireland, so he had a couple of pints of the black stuff.

After a nights rest, in our County Donegal Hotel, we drove back to Belfast. This time taking a route through Derry/Londonderry and along the magnificent Northern Irish coastline. We stopped at the world heritage site, the Giants Causeway along the way. The unique volcanic rock formation was every bit as stunning as we thought it would be.

 

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Irish Stew at Ballintoy Harbour – Northern Ireland

We also stopped at a few filming locations for our favourite TV show – Game of Thrones (which I’ll cover in a future post). We carried on through small fishing villages, pausing for a traditional Irish Stew (lamb/mutton, with potatoes, carrot and onion) and champ (mash with spring onion) lunch.

IMG_3365Eventually we ended up back in Belfast. I loved the stunning building that houses the titanic museum. In stark contrast to this, we also found ourselves in East Belfast – which I found very interesting, not having any Irish heritage of my own. The ends of the terrace houses were covered in murals, depicting images from the past conflict in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is a country of many facets – through it was a flying visit, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Home before the postcards!

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Hello – We’re back 🙂  (and home before the postcards!)

 
I hope you’re all well. I feel like it’s been an age since I sat down and wrote a blog post!  We’ve been back from our hols for a few days. Now I’ve unpacked and got through the mountain of washing – it’s time to get back to blogging!

 
I had set out to post a weekly roundup of our holiday, but we were so much busier than expected. I’d forgotten how great it is to have light summer nights till 10pm, so we were literally “on the go” the whole time (and hanging out in many beer gardens!). IMG_4034
I managed to find a Wi-Fi spot a few times in the UK, but in all honesty I relished being “off the grid”. I simply enjoyed being offline and in the moment with Chef and Little Chef. As the partner of a  hospitality worker, quality family time is something incredibly rare and very special. To have had five weeks together was wonderful.

 
I have lots of adventures from our trip to share over the next month or two. I took a whopping 4000 photos, so it’s taking me quite some time to cull these down and pick the best – but it’s something to do whilst I get over this horrendous jet lag!

 

Many more Perth food recommendations coming soon too.

 

A xx

Back in Blighty at last!!

IMG_2434Just shy of a decade away from the UK (9 years and 10 months), we arrived at Birmingham International Airport, for a holiday in England. Driving to my cousins Derbyshire home, I marvelled at the fact it was almost 9pm and still broad daylight!! I love long summer nights in the UK and we will be able to get so much more out of our holiday with more daylight hours. Driving though the Midlands, I also couldn’t believe how brilliantly green and lush everything was.

IMG_2407I view myself as a bit of a Pom. I was born in Perth, Western Australia – but with English parents we would yo-yo back and forth to Blighty a few times through my childhood. I have lived in Yorkshire four times in my life – a few years here and there adding up to about 10 years.

When Chef and I had been seeing each other for a couple of years, we did an 18 month working holiday over in England too. Chef loved it and I loved showing him my family and friends from my “other life”.

IMG_3275We’ve reminisced for years about returning and we have finally made it. This time we’re sharing our other life with Little Chef and he is loving every moment of his first overseas trip.

I have a pommie to-do list as long as my arm. Places to visit, food to eat… My Mum has warned me that I will return to Perth 10kgs heavier after too many fish and chip suppers!! Join us on our trip around the UK, we’re visiting many places for lots of fun and food! IMG_2326

Merry Christmas Everybody!!

What are you doing for Christmas?

Besides seeing the excitement of Little Chef’s face when he realises Santa has paid a visit, spending time with our families and dancing around to the Mariah Christmas album; for me Christmas is about the food! (of course!). We usually have the traditional roast; even though no-one is particularly bothered about turkey (and the fact that it’s 40 degrees outside). The last few years I have most definitely over indulged on Christmas Day. Having a 3 course lunch with my parents, then off to Chefs parents for a HUGE dinner-spectacular too!! Elasticated pants are a must! heheIMG_1021

(I do cook sometimes… my Prawn Salad entrée I made a couple of years ago)

So this year, we’ve decided to tone down lunch, in favour of something lighter and less time consuming to make. My mum and I also would rather be doing lots of other things; other than being stuck in the kitchen all day. My poor mum really hates cooking at the best of times, so it will be a nice change for her. So we’re opting for a champagne breakfast, with ham and chutney on toast. That’s a bit of tradition we started with our neighbours many years ago! Then that will be followed by seafood and salad for lunch. Maybe then I’ll be able to fit in dinner this year!

Christmas 2009 

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But don’t get too jealous! MY chef, doesn’t get to spend much family time at Christmas.  Christmas Day is probably the busiest day of the year for him at work. He really hates the festive season, poor thing! Maybe one of these days he’ll get a Christmas at home.

I hope you all have a fantastic festive season 🙂

EAT, DRINK & have a Merry Christmas xx