Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Healthy Grown Up Choccies

'Ah rats!' I said on reading Sarah Wilson's Choc Chilli Truffles.
'Who has a chocolate mould? Where on earth would I find one on Christmas Eve. I am not heading to the sho... oh!'

So you'll need:
200g 74% dark chocolate
Melt over boiling water
Add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
And 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix and pour into your advent calender
Sprinkle with sea salt

Joyful AND triumphant!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

December Birthdays

Well it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

But spare a thought for those poor people who have birthdays in December, when everyone's spare cash is spread thinner than the skin on top of your hot chocolate!

Well in times like this, we need to get creative with gifts, and you know I loves me a Christmas star!

So I've gone for a new twist (or should I say fold). Check out these beauties I'm giving to my December-born buddies...

This one doubled as a birthday card with message on the back...

These ones are good year round!

And I have forced myself to give this one away as I love it most of all!

I'm working on a new story and it's very exciting! It turns out that origami is the perfect compliment to writing, gives the mind a nice shift of focus.

Thanks to