English Christmas traditions and how to celebrate them in London

English Christmas traditions - Christmas tree and ice skating

Before I moved to London, Christmas in England seemed to be a snowy affair. Children with rosy cheeks, woolly hats and gloves sang carols in the snow as robin red breast sat on a holly branch. I imagined lunch was a huge turkey dinner followed by steaming Christmas pudding. Now I have experienced a few […]

My favourite family traditions for a magical Christmas

Christmas tree decorations - snowman

Christmas has always been my favourite time of year starting from when I was a little girl. Even though several decades have passed every year it remains important for my family to remind me of my 5am wake ups on Christmas Day and meticulous “fairness” assessment of Santa’s deliveries under the tree. I will never […]

Recipe: Cranberry and white chocolate Christmas cookies

Cranberry and white chocolate christmas cookies

I love a spot of Christmas baking and christmas cookies/biscuits are my favourite. In Australia it can get a bit hot and bothery in the kitchen at this time of year but the London weather really lends itself to baked goodies. There is nothing more comforting that curling up for a quiet moment on the […]

What I’m craving – speculoos!

It’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere when as temperatures drop and daylight hours shorten it seems your taste buds tickle for sweet treats. This time last year we visited the beautiful medieval city of Bruges in Belgium and while we certainly got our chocolate hit we also fell in love with the […]