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    Book Chat,  books

    Christmassy Reading

    Happy new year! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a pleasant start to 2023. I have been quiet on here over the past few weeks, as I’ve been cosying up with a few books over the Christmas period. One of the things I love about this time of year is the opportunity to spend time lost in a good book. I also tend to get given books as gifts for Christmas. Here are some of my picks of what I have been reading: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The definitive murder mystery tale, ten strangers are summoned to an island and find out that someone…

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    Supporting the Homeless with Mince Pies

    These almond frangipane mince pies were a real treat. Delightfully festive, with a twist on a traditional favourite, they taste great with a glass of mulled wine (or mulled wine tea). However, what makes them extra- special is that the ingredients were supplied by vegan bakery Poster Bakes, in partnership with homelessness charity The Connection at St Martin’s. Proceeds from each £12 box sold helps feed people sleeping on London’s streets this Christmas. So it was a lovely way to help out those who need it. The kit contained everything I needed to make these delicious festive treats. They are vegan-friendly and can fit straight through your letterbox. One of…

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    Christmas Sweet Treats

    Happy New Year! Seeing as we are now on the last day of Christmas, I thought I’d post a throwback picture of the dessert table at a Christmas do at my workplace. It was beautifully arranged and the colours made me feel very festive. Looking ahead to a fantastic 2020, full of gorgeous and delicious food!

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    Irish Liqueur Cheesecake

    Okay, so I had a lot of sweet food over Christmas. However my favourite was probably this Irish Liqueur Cheesecake, courtesy of The Chequers in Houghton Conquest.