Friday, 10 December 2010

December 10th

Christmas doesn't feel like Christmas until the Coke advert appears on TV...
I might not agree with their ethics, but they're the ones who gave us a festive red Santa.

cheers, Coke style!

Photo from L.A. Birdie

Thursday, 9 December 2010

December 9th

One of the highlights about Christmas for me is the number of roast parsnips I get to eat. They're my favourite part of a roast dinner.

I don't tend to buy them at home as I rarely can be bothered to do a full roast, however, this recipe looks like it could turn my love of parsnips in to a quick meal. I love Jamie Oliver's recipes, they're quick and generally fool proof!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

December 8th

One of the things I am most looking forward to seeing is the Dr Who Christmas Special, of course I will be away skiing when it's on, but that's why iPlayer exists!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

December 7th

By now the second Ashes test will just be finishing.

The Ashes for the uninitiated are a regular series of cricket matches held between Australia and England. They're held in England in our Summer one year and then 18 months later are held down in Australia during their summer.
This means that every 2 yeas we get the joy of listening to the glorious British institution, Test Match Special through the night, and waking up in the morning to hear that the English batting has collapsed the bowlers have bowled brilliantlysomeone has scored a massive total errrmmm something (or possibly nothing) has happened while you were curled up in your bed.

Monday, 6 December 2010

December 6th

I love having pretty jewellery about the place, my clothes tend to be pretty plain, I am very unadventurous, but with some nice accessories I feel like I've made an effort!
If I'm only going to my works Christmas do there's a fine line between looking like I do at school every day, and spending the whole evening feeling overdressed. Something plain but with a nice necklace and earrings seem to fit the bill nicely.

Silver Feather Bracelet available from Cravejewelrydesign

Sunday, 5 December 2010

December 5th

The advert's for this Christmas pudding by mad gastr-scientists Heston Blumethalhave been on the TV for the past few weeks, Waitrose have reportedly sold out, and at £13.99 for a 1kg pudding it's not exactly cheap!

However fear not, you can make your own! The lady at the Telegraph doesn't seem that keen on it, but I've made something similar using a chocolate cake mixture round the orange and it was delicious!