It’s one of those kind of dull grey days here. They are happening all too often and so I blogging away the blues by sharing some nice things. Hopefully they’ll cheer you up too. If you’ve found a great spot to get a Christmas present or a company who has been very helpful lately – do feel free to share in the comments below! Continue reading
I’ve been testing this recipe for a while, in fact since Hallowe’en. I know it’s a long time to be playing around with a bake as important as Toffee Apple Cake but it was important that I got it right. My taste-tester-in-chief has declared it the best apple cake he’s ever tasted. He always says that, I think because he’s afraid if he doesn’t flatter me then his steady supply of cake will dry up. No matter, I have plenty of willing volunteers to take his place! Continue reading
We had barely finished eating our dinner on St Stephen’s Day last year when I realised we had run out of milk. The advantage of living so close to one of the largest supermarkets in the country meant we were able to swing up and get what we needed. All of the party food was reduced. It was yellow sticker heaven. This was my first experience of yellow sticker rage though. Continue reading
So the unions are to serve strike notice on the ESB. We’re told this could result in interruptions to power for some households. Ever since the power went one Christmas Day when I was growing up, I’ve compiled a contingency plan so that I always have particular supplies in the house, just in case. This can apply in times of bad weather, snow or just when there are supply problems so it’s a good idea to prepare now – you never know when these tips will come in handy!