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Advent Calender

I found this link for a ‘Greener than thou’ advent calender and have adapted it by using some of my own papers.

Using toilet roll tubes to make an advent calender and put goodies in. what a great idea.

I’m decorating mine with crafty bits and stickers I’ve got around.

I’m putting a advent scripture in each of mine, so that each day we can read a little about the birth of Jesus…..

….and of course some choccies.

Now all I have to do is close up the ends and voila, I have my advent calender ready for 1st December. I’ll show you my finished calender then! 🙂

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Holiday Chocolate Cake! (recipe)

As we are having a weeks break from work I decided to make us a lovely chocolate cake, usually made for special occasions, particularly for Keith’s birthday!

Mmmmm……it’s very nice

Recipe:

2 greased and lined sandwich tins

60z white flour (I use organic white spelt)
3 large tbs cocoa ( if you’re in the UK,  Morrisons organic is lovely)
60z marg (I use dairy free spread)
6oz caster sugar (I always use unrefined)
3 free range eggs
1tsp baking powder
Walnuts, choc buttons or anything to decorate

Pre-heat oven 200C (gas 6).
With a wooden spoon cream marg and sugar together until creamy, then add one egg at a time with a little flour and mix well. Sift in flour, cocoa, and baking powder iinto bowl and fold in with a metal spoon. 

Divide between the two spnge tins and bake for 20-25mins

Filling:

8oz icing sugar
4oz marg

Cream together in separate bowl and once cake is cool use half to fill the middle and half to smother on the top. Then decorate!

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Being an extra!

Keith had a photography job at the Creakey Cafe in North Creake on Saturday so I spent most of the afternoon being an extra, here’s me modeling tea and cake!

I don’t think Keith’s using this photo but I like it, I’ve never been an extra before and I met lots of nice people too!

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Just finished off Christmassy things….

Just finished off christmassy things…

truffles for us and to go with some Chrissy pressies….

and our Christmas fruit cake, we prefer something a little lighter than the traditional one ……and so I hope all of you have the best Christmas ever and a very peaceful new year! Thanks for looking in on my blog during 2010!