The celebrations continues….

While we were away on a 2 week break Bella had her birthday. So we managed to find some good friends who were on SUTS to celebrate with us all. It does seem that year in year out we have her birthday at the beach, with makeshift party cakes. This year I bought a basic sponge and used lavish amounts of pink icing and lollies – it was a crowd pleaser! Oh and it did have the odd shell attached so that it would pass as an ocean treasure box.

Bella had her ears pierced for her birthday and she was so brave. And yesterday she chose herBig present, a rabbit. A gorgeous Lop Eared Ginger rabbit of 6 weeks, which has been named aptly, Ginger.

We hope she survives as we are in the middle of the hottest 4 days in a century. I believe Ginger will get better care and attention than anyone, so I am hopeful!

A Christmas Feast

Before the Christmas season becomes a distant memory I thought we should grab a few images of the fabulous food A prepared, with the help of our son. The men in my life continue to inspire and excite me in the kitchen.

A glazed ham.

Pear and Cranberry compote.

A pork and chickem terrine with cranberries and pistachios.
All the food has been inspired by Delicious magazines double December/January issue.

We spent Christmas together, just the 6 of us knowing that next year it will be 7 mouths to feed!