Making the Twelfth Cake 2015

We made our Twelfth Cake today!

I try to ensure we have a full twelve days of Christmas, and like to make Epiphany special, which also off-sets the taking down of the decorations. Part of that is that we have our Christmas cake on Twelfth Night, and one of us gets to be royal for the day. A Twelfth Cake is also known as a King Cake. This is a tradition in much of Europe, and used to be in this country before the Victorians rearranged things. Hence we usually find ourselves making our Twelfth Cake a week after the rest of the nation makes their Christmas Cake.  Read More

4 Websites I couldn’t live without

Little Conkers Small Business HelpersI know a lot of you are also small business owners, and I thought you might be interested in some of the websites that enable me to keep my sanity.

In this case, I’m not talking about the obvious sites that we all use as the foundations of our businesses – Hootsuite, Facebook, Pinterest, and so on – but some more obscure pages I’ve found that address particular needs and that you might not have come across. Read More

Little Conkers Craft Coffers

Surprise Crochet KitDoesn’t everyone love getting a surprise in the post?

Here is the Little Conkers Eco-Friendly Pre-Christmas Surprise Craft Coffer! (I may need to work on the name)

Surprise craft kits, delivered to your door, or to someone you love, for a sustainable, creative, crochet treat in the run-up to the festive season.

 

 

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Lego Week 2

A few more thoughts and pictures from our Lego Week. (See my Lego Week 1 post). It turned a bit incoherent towards the end, to be honest, due to all the other clubs and visits we had on. I wish we could have done it outside term time as originally planned. But hey ho, the kids had fun!

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