Monthly Archives: December 2009

Last minute baking

Oh dear. It’s nearly Christmas and you have no sweet treats that arn’t a box of Quality Streets (loveyou – kate) from a far flung relative.

Bake these! Thanks Nigella, you gorgeous woman.


Kate’s Garden

How Christmassy! I hope it stays until Friday!

Christmas Tunes

Having a Christmas party? Don’t want to play cheesy overplayed Christmas tunes? WELL, how about downloading these bad boys to make your party festive, but a little less like the musical equivalent of Katie Price’s wedding dress.

Julian Casablancas

The Killers


and The Killers (again)

Christmas Internationale

A very, very merry Christmas to all our far-flung friends around the world, and to yours – anyone who’s anywhere, in fact! Merry Christmas to the lot of you!!!

Cake of the Week # 26 – Biggest Christmas Cake in the world!


This Christmas cake was made in in 2007 at the Uday Samudra hotel, India, and was 30ft tall. It was cut into a massive 22,000 servings! Dear Godfrey. All we’ve got is a Sainsbury Christmas Log!

Wreath on Earth

We really are on an alternative Christmas bender this week, and why the hell not?! Remember what we said about Tradition? But yeah. Looks like the Guardian are getting in our act now!

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White papery goodness

I feel we underestimate the power of paper these days what with projectors projecting snow falling inside our homes or the gigantic mechanical santa+sleigh that adorn the odd roof. Not that I don’t adore these ridiculous decorations but remember good old paper won’t you!

That is the power of paper right there. I LOVE.

However, on a smaller and less paper cut inducing scale let us not forget the humble paper snowflake. I like the idea of using old books or newspapers to make them that little bit different.


Alternative Christmas Tree #2

Ok, so Kate is not pro-change when it comes to la Crimbo. Neither are some of you stuck-in-your-ways commentors! Totally fine – Christmas is all about traditions, and I have many of my own (Christmas Eve Cinema trip, Toast with real butter, at least one family member with Flu by New year – the usual…). As important as Tradition is however, I think it’s important to remember this message…


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Christmas Dog

Just because.

(via weheartit)

Alternative Christmas Tree

Maaaan trees are expensive this year. Apparently there’s a shortage or summit.

I recommend wrapping up warm, getting a thermos flask full of cocoa and going for a wintery walk in the woods picking up branches to make this:

( via you are my fave)