a christmas weekend, the first of many

Some weeks ago, Ali and I decided that the first weekend in December should combine many of our favourite things: our four year old niece, christmas music, christmas markets and baking.

Young Josephine and I hopped on a train to Taunton and had a wonderful weekend with Ali. It looked a little like this:

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The food at Exeter Christmas Market was something else…. We settled on potatoes and bacon in Brie and double cream, roast potatoes and stuffing in gravy and an assortment of cakes and Turkish delight.

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(Aforementioned potato dish, extra dress size on a plate)

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There will be several chunks of this fudge under the tree for Dad….
It was bitterly cold on Saturday and whilst this did add to the winter charm, some smaller members of the team were glad of a warm teashop stop and a fruit smoothie.

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It was the perfect opportunity to meet my dear friend Amy – Josie thinks you very cool Ams.

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Once home, we made an orange and clove Christmas decoration, baked some squirrel biscuits, decked the house with these babies from the 1980s (the lights!) and listened to some Christmas music.

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On Sunday morning, we (em)braced (!!) the frost and walked to The Cosy Club for breakfast. It was a beautiful morning and the perfect end to a wonderful weekend.

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Bunny was too exhausted to join us for the walk!

Post by Lizzi

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germany in the autumn time

Whilst we hope to focus this blog on embracing the changing seasons by exploring cooking, home crafts, the great outdoors and a general sense of well being and healthy living I shall kick off with a post dedicated to a recent trip to Germany. The weather had just turned bringing bright chilly days and I managed to take some great photos that really capture The Black Forest in autumn. The trip was filled with delicious traditional food, hiking and taking pictures. Enjoy.

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Post by Lizzi