In general

I love making! I’ve decided it’s my ‘thing to do’ when I’m feeling stressed, bored or just trying to wind down.

This week, for example, I had lots on and a backlog of work. But a family dinner invitation prompted me to offer up homemade lemon cake with homemade lemon curd filling. And, just because I felt like it‚ some macaroons with my homemade Christmas jam as a filling 😲. Well, both were delicious..BUT I did not catch up on all that office work! However, I do think I got my priorities right!

As it’s leading up to Christmas 🎄 and I love, whenever I can, to make little treats for all my friends and family. I thought I’d share some pictures of my jam making. I really wanted to share my recipe this month but I feel that I need a few more goes before my recipe is perfected. But I promise to post it next Christmas. 😊

I think it’s lovely to receive something homemade, well thought of or just beautifully wrapped. Don’t you? To decorate my jams I nipped to the local craft shop, Creative Crafts and bought some festive leaves and Raffia (I absolutely 💛 Raffia)

Sitting down with a nice cup of coffee, a piece of my latest homemade cake and a bag full of decorations is a great feeling for me… and relax.

An empty coffee cup and plate later…I’m done. I am pleased with the end result and I think the gold leaves make them look really festive.

If you can find a little time in the evenings or on a Sunday afternoon have fun with some crafting this year, it will make you feel marvellous. I think it also stops christmas running away with us.

If you are struggling for Inspiration and are free on the 7th December, come down to my little christmas party. Live Christmas Music, Mulled Wine, stress free shopping (including a chance to buy my jams) and homemade Mince Pies…of course. You can contact me for more details.

Watch this space in 2 weeks time. I’ll be sharing some wrapping fun with you. See you then. All the Best 😘

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