Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – DIY Christmas Wreath

Good morning friends,

As I mentioned, I’m starting Christmas celebrations early this year and have decided to go all out.

Last week we dressed the house ready for the season, which included a few home made decorations and alterations.

Each year I see beautiful garlands and wreaths, I thought, why not give it a go and try my hand at it.

Before ordering any wreaths and accessories online, I thought it’d try a small and simple one.

Off to Poundland I went. I’m all about the reds, gold’s and greens for Christmas, however, maybe mix up the order a little. For £1 per packs, I bought a traditional mix of mini pine cones, Holly, white berries and cinnamon, and a wreath.

Why buy a green wreath when you can have gold?

The wreath is a tinsel construction with a plastic backing, and a ribbon to hang it up, again, only costing £1.

Along with red ribbon I kept from a previously unwrapped present, I glued down my accessories, and left to dry.

I didn’t really envision what I wanted my wreath to look like, but I’m so happy with the end result. A funky spin on a Christmas tradition, and only costs me £4

Have you made a Christmas wreath this year? If so, what style will you be creating?

Kaya •

Cooking at home with Kaya

Bake off, Halloween Special

A very good evening and warm welcome to my Halloween Post!

This year we decided to celebrate Halloween a little differently. In past years we’d have a Halloween party, fancy dress (of course), and a night out drinking.

This year was slightly more relaxed but no doubt just as entertaining.

We also watched the brilliant, BettleJuice at the cinema for a one off screening. My friend told about about this a few weeks ago and I booked the tickets there and then. You can’t beat a classic. We also dressed up at home, whilst drinking heaverly and watching Halloween films… What more could you want?

So, this evening… We mixed it up a bit.

The final of The Great British Bake off aired last night, so I decided that Halloween night, we would have a get together and watch in suspense on channel 4 catch up.

I asked each guest to bring their home baked goods. The delicious dishes included, shortbread, Welsh cakes, 2 varieties of sausage rolls, sweet potato pie and rice crispy cakes. It was quite the fest!

And yes… I gave a handshake

I went a little rogue with the recipe as couldn’t find one I liked so made it my own. I made sweet and sticky orange buns for the occasion. And not to toot my own horn, but they were bloody tasty!

Countless cups of tea and great company made my Halloween perfect.

How was your Halloween and do you have any traditions?

Kaya •