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Get your tongue around…

… some Christmas tonguetwisters! Can you say these 3 or 5 times really fast? And still be understood! Santa’s sister Samantha sits sedately in the shiny sleigh. Cathy craves Christmas cake covered in custard. Elves enjoy entertaining and emptying elegant...

Nuts and Bolts ~ a recipe

Though it’s not a strictly Christmas recipe, it’s original and great fun for the kids. My aunty made them last Christmas and I just couldn’t stop snacking on them! These addictive little treats are delicious, fun and very, very easy to make. The...

A hanging Christmas tree

We had our break up at the scout hall last night – Santa came, we played games, we ate food and we had lots of fun. Some kids even got badges and awards. The hall was decorated with paper chains, balloons and pictures of Santa. Best of all was a tall Christmas...

An Aussie Christmas

I think my childhood Christmases were pretty Australian. We spent the day at my Uncle’s house every Christmas. They lived right on the beach so in between food and presents, we’d spend the day on the beach – mostly I remember playing cricket for...

Easy chocolate shortbread

Like most other people, our family is pretty busy. I love the idea of my kids leaving something for Santa (I think it shows respect and hospitality – not to mention gratitude for all those presents he leaves!) But with school finishing so close to Christmas and...