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Advent: 14.12 – Time for some cake!

  This sticky and slightly boozy cake is a healthy alternative to Christmas cake.  Its cooking will fill your kitchen with a gorgeous spicy festive smell. What’s more, as it’s full of fruit and vegetables, you can easily count it as part of your five a day! You’ll need: 175g dark brown soft sugar 2…

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Advent: 11th December – Morning walk

I mentioned yesterday that I now also have a personal Blog called The Pixel Chef.  Since I launched it back in the spring I have used it to post pictures (usually taken on my mobile phone) from my early morning walks. I go for about half an hour most weekday mornings – it’s a great…

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Advent: 10th December Limoncello

Every year at Christmas I always come up with one scheme or another to make something a bit different to eat or drink.  Last year it was raspberry gin and pickled pears.  This year I stumbled across the recipe for Limoncello via the Domestic Sluttery Blog and though that I would give it a go. …

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Advent: 9th December Christmas tree festival

  A lovely display of trees again this year – 37 trees and 37 charities. This years theme was to think outside the box and there certainly were some lovely and unusual entries. The festival closes at 4.00pm today so you still have time to get to All saints church in Shipdham if you are…

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Advent: 8th December – An unexpected sunset

Today I was going to be Blogging about the Shipdham Christmas Tree Festival which kicked off this whole advent blog idea last year. Driving across to Shipdham the sky was amazing.  For a change I had a decent camera with me so I seized the moment. I have loads of photos of the Christmas trees…

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Advent: 7th December – Not a Christmas tree!

If you were driving on the road into Shropham at lunchtime and you saw a mad woman on the side of the road in the rain with a camera that was me. I had intended to take pictures of something else today but spotted this amazing prehistoric looking tree and just had to take some…

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Advent blog: 6th December – Frosty dead things

Winter has arrived with a vengeance! We had a light sprinkling of snow last night and a sharp frost so there were some lovely things to shoot in the garden this morning. My excuse for notclearing the dried summer plants in the garden is of course because of the lovely photo opportunities that they offer!

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Advent Blog: 5th December – Darkness into light

Back to Advent Sunday again! After I had finished photographing the nativity I was invited to go back for the Darkness into Light Advent service to take some more photos. As Sunday was my birthday (don’t ask how old!) I said I couldn’t stay for the whole service (Geoff had planned the roast beef for…

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