Monday, 13 January 2014

If I had a magic wand, I would rewind time to Christmas...

If I had a magic wand, I would rewind time to Christmas. This is the problem with the season. You wait all year for it and in the blink of an eye, it passes you by so quickly it catches you by surprise. It's the same story, every year, when you're left trying to hold on to the 25th on the 26th. 

I've always believed that the year truly begins in February, or at least when Chinese New Year rears its head. Then, it's really time (if you haven't already... like me) to put away, yes put away the Christmas tree, heave a great sigh and inevitably get on with the new year.

If you're wondering... my Christmas tree is still up (of course, it is). 

I have also quite cleverly squirreled away some Marks & Spencers Luxury Mincemeat and a boiled Fruit Cake for some post-post-Christmas parties which all of us who secretly cannot believe a new year has started will willingly throw and attend.     

Before I leave you to wonder what madness it is for someone to go on and on about Christmas in January, here are some photos of the goodies I baked... for the season (of course!). 

Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Oh hello Gingerbread Man...
Oh no, look what you've done. You tried to run away so I was forced to eat your leg!
Fondant-iced Shortbread Biscuits
Homemade Mince Pies
Stained-glass Biscuits
Pineapple Jam Tarts


  1. Happy New Year 2014 Ann....Me too, with a heavy heart just took down my Christmas Tree....Anyway let's look forward to Easter!

  2. Hello! Happy New Year to you too! My tree is still up, but it's a small tree, so it'll have to come down this weekend. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I have a confession to make. I don't know how to Reply to your Comments. I'm a bit blog-challenged, so haven't figured out how to do it. Sigh. :-)

  3. Wow! So impressive Ann - esp love the tarts - I went for a class recently - it was too much work for me:-)

  4. Thank you! This is cheat's pineapple jam tarts. I believe some people make a more labour intensive sort.


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