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Farewell My Darlings

Farewell My Darlings

This morning, we arrived at HoF HQ to a message from our favourite Christmas Queen. It deeply saddens us to say goodbye, but her amazing heart and fondness for laughter will stay with us always. Merry Christmas Carole! x
Christmas Carole: It’s Time To Ice Your Classical Spiced Christmas Cake!

Christmas Carole: It’s Time To Ice Your Classical Spiced Christmas Cake!

Darlings, dearest darlings, I hope that you have been tenderly nursing your home-baked Christmas cakes by night with regular feedings… of brandy of course! What else? Well the time has just about come to crown your cinnamon-scented bakes with their regal icing or frosting (depending upon your preference). And you do have several options when...
Christmas Carole’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Carole’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Wishlist

Ah darlings, all this deliberation over gifts and stocking fillers is so thrilling! I am almost giddy with anticipation now there are only a mere 10 sleeps until Christmas. Oh, and I know what you are all desperately wondering… what will be in my stocking come Christmas morning? Well, darlings I shall confide in you...
Christmas Carole: What You Think HE Wants – What HE Really Wants

Christmas Carole: What You Think HE Wants – What HE Really Wants

Darlings, did you have the chance to read my ‘What SHE Really Wants’ post yesterday? Well, I’ve only gone and written another little treat for you. Last night I was enjoying a peaceful slumber when I was rudely awakened by a horrid thought – what if my little angels are stressing over presents to please...
Christmas Carole: What You Think SHE Wants - What SHE Really Wants

Christmas Carole: What You Think SHE Wants – What SHE Really Wants

With only nearly two weeks to go until the magical day darlings, if you haven’t bought  your presents yet you better hurry hurry. Being the festive expert I am, I scooped up my little lot months ago didn’t I dears,  but if you have been a tad neglectful of your list my little elves, not...
Christmas Carole: My Lingerie Buying Guide For Men

Christmas Carole: My Lingerie Buying Guide For Men

Right my confused Christmas puddings, it’s time to tackle a tricky little pickle. I know you want to buy that special lady in your life something she will love this Christmas, and wouldn’t it just be splendid if it was also something in it for you too? That is why Lingerie can be the perfect...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Films

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Films

Christmas time is (most certainly) in the air again – as Charlie Brown would have it! Oh, darlings, I am simply in raptures since the start of December; the advent calendar is merrily counting down the days, the little ones are all rosy cheeks with woollen mittens and Mr C’s in his element, to say...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Cracker Jokes

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Cracker Jokes

  There’s nothing I love more than a couple of cheeky Christmas cracker jokes before the turkey feasting commences. In my book, the sillier the joke, the merrier the crowd! Besides darlings, it’s just hideously disappointing to find a pesky scrap of paper preaching some pretentious nugget of wisdom inside your cracker; pish-tosh, what rubbish,...
Christmas Carole: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey for Christmas Dinner

Christmas Carole: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey for Christmas Dinner

Goose, beef, pork, pheasant, duck; you name it, we’d eat it for Christmas dinner – all apart from reindeer, obviously! But Mr C and I absolutely love a good old traditional turkey; for us there is no beating it, but only the most splendid of birds will do. We order our bronze turkey all the...
Christmas Carole: How to Entertain Your Kids during the Christmas Holidays

Christmas Carole: How to Entertain Your Kids during the Christmas Holidays

Christmas has to be the holiday that children look forward to the most, and who can blame them? Dressing the tree, leaving out treats for Santa and beautifully-wrapped presents… oh, it’s just magical darlings! Mr C and I love having the grandkids over and letting them take over our abode… I mean, who doesn’t like...
Christmas Carole's Kitchen: My Mini Gilded Apricot Mince Pies

Christmas Carole’s Kitchen: My Mini Gilded Apricot Mince Pies

I love nothing more than pottering around my cosy Christmas kitchen during the countdown to advent. It keeps me busy and out of Mr C’s way; frankly at this time of year the workshop becomes a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with, but I still like to make myself useful. Therefore, I find that the...
Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas is a fabulous chance to get creative in the kitchen. I love to whip up a myriad of festive treats to give to loved ones, friends who pop in for a mug of cheer and a mince pie and even for all of our little poppets who beaver away so earnestly all year through...