My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….
Christmas at Chrissie’s House is like it is for most people – that mix of old family traditions and trying some new things to spice things up…. Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the Sun As we move towards the festive season, I’m going to attempt to give you 12 Foodie posts to give you some ideas, … Continue reading The Twelve Foodie Days of Christmas..
When we last met, I was talking about my Bucket List trip to Alaska…. But there were a couple of smaller entries on the Bucket List that I ticked off, before and after – sort of like the Bread around my Bucket List Sandwich… Ticking off the Bucket List – “Il Primo” I have been … Continue reading Ticking off the Bucket list…. Dolce
They say “Travel broadens the mind…”; very true, although in my case, it may also broaden the waist… Lol I was recently lucky enough to tick one of the Biggies off my Bucket List - an Alaskan cruise. Made even more special, by travelling with some of my dearest friends and family. And the whole … Continue reading Ticking off the Bucket List – “Il Primo”
You’ve all read about my Polish food Heritage, and how that has shaped my cooking and feeding of friends and family. But there is another, slightly diverse angle to my food heritage, and that was that Dad was born in India in the 1920s to an English Colonel and his Scottish wife. She trained as … Continue reading Irene’s World Famous Curry (and an ode to Bruce)
This was not the blog I set out to write this week, but sometimes events overtake plans….. This week we learnt of the sad and very untimely death of Anthony Bourdain. A chef, a writer, a traveller, a story teller, a champion of the underdog, a drinker, a drug taker, someone who touched the lives … Continue reading An essay…..
I’ve had a busy month – hence the delay in writing this week – and have been away from home for the past 3 weekends. Time with family, friends and a precious weekend at the beach by myself. It gave me time to ponder what makes a place Home, or even just where and when … Continue reading Home ❤