CHRISTMAS GUILTY PLEASURES!
EGG NOG & BAILEYS COCKTAIL
- 1 oz Smirnoff Whipped cream vodka
- 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
- 1 cup Eggnog
- Ice cubes
- Cinnamon optional
- Cinnamon stick optional
- Whipped cream optional for topping
- Add the eggnog, baileys, and vodka into a shaker glass with ice.
- Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a glass.
- Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and add a cinnamon stick!
VISITING STATELY HOMES IN THEIR CHRISTMAS SEASON
A simply wonderful day out before Christmas. There’s something extra special about seeing this wonderful establishments in all their glory decorated for Christmas!
My top 3 for beauty & feeling extra special at Christmas!
🏰 Belvoir Castle – Grantham www.belvoircastle.com
🏰Highclere Castle – Newbury
🏰Chatsworth House – Bakewell
MANCHESTER & LEEDS CHRISTMAS MARKETS
There’s nothing like a trip to a Christmas market to make you feel festive. A glass of mulled wine, a bratwurst or a Yorkshire pudding wrap to fill you up & warm you up after a session on the ice rink, finished off by admiring the stunning Christmas lights is a perfect day out.
There are fabulous Christmas markets all over the country but, being a Northern girl, I always visit Leeds & Manchester Christmas markets each year.
A CHRISTMAS MOVIE DAY/EVENING
My top 5!
Home Alone 2
Santa Claus The Movie
A CINEMA TRIP
On the last day of term before Christmas, as soon as the kids finish school we always go to watch the latest Christmas movie at our local cinema!
WATCHING THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
A visit to the ballet is a must for me at Christmas & The Northern Ballet Company’s Nutcracker is my favourite production of it.
Delicious, especially served with some white Cheshire cheese (it’s a Northern thing!!)
My top 3!
🥧 M&S collection mince pies
🥧 Co-op irresistible mince pies
🥧 Morrisons The Best Deep Filled Mince Pies
LISTENING TO CAROLS PLAYED BY THE LOCAL BRASS BAND AROUND THE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE
What feels more ‘Christmassy’ than a round of Silent Night, In the bleak mid winter & God rest ye merry gentlemen played by a beautiful brass band?
I still do the kids a Christmas Eve Box & a new pair of pyjamas is a must but I also like to get myself & Tony a new pair too. Once everything is ready on Christmas Eve there’s nothing better than a warm drink & mince pie in a brand new pair of PJ’s before bed, ready for the big day!
My favourite brands!
The White Company
Marks & Spencer
BUYING YOURSELF A GIFT
Nothing huge but who says you can’t buy yourself a cheeky gift whilst in the midst of buying for everyone else.
🎁 A White Company Christmas candle
🎁 Molten Brown Bubble Bath
🎁 A new outfit or 2 for the Christmas Parties and gatherings