After being inspired by gift wrapping ideas on Tumblr, I decided to use recycled brown paper and twine this year. For a festive touch I added holly and ivy and on some gifts I used candy canes:
I glittered my nails within an inch of their life. Because you can never have too much glitter.
On one of my days off I found time to explore Winter Wonderland:
... indulging in warm cider in one of the many German style huts
... and a venison burger with cranberry and cinnamon chutney
Inspired by this chutney gloriousness, I wanted to make my own over the festive period. I've read a lot about bacon jam on various food blogs and thought this would be a tasty accompaniment for our turkey on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The proof will be in the tasting but so far, the apples in with the mixture make it smell a little like mulled wine - perfect for the festive season!
Taking some time out from all the Christmas cooking and prep, I went to sample Costa's festive menu. Their gingerbread latte is nice but as I don't drink coffee, I went for a honeycomb hot chocolate instead.
But the taste winner? Their gingerbread muffins. Words cannot describe how good these were. Even the icing was flavoured. The gooey golden syrup centre was a pleasant surprise
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! x x