Many people saw their Christmas plans scuppered this year thanks to the dreadful plague. We were meant to be in the Highlands today but had to cancel our trip last … Continue reading Christmas 2020
I dreamt last night that it snowed and in my dream I woke up and looked out the window to see Santa skiing down a nearby hill. I got up … Continue reading Lebkuchen for lunch
The best thing about these dark days is how awesome my bike looks. If you’re looking for a good Christmas present for someone who likes to eat a lot of … Continue reading My awesome bike and veggie Chinese takeaway
Victoria helped me wrap some presents today. Actually, she was a right nuisance and ended up tearing the paper. I went to the shops early this morning to beat the … Continue reading Lorry queues, supermarket queues, food production, and Christmas dinner
We put our Christmas tree up last weekend. It’s the same timber tree we use every year that we bought in the UK several years ago. Unfortunately the company appears … Continue reading O Christmas tree
I always like to write about what we did for Christmas each year because it creates a record of it for the future. Can you remember where you were for … Continue reading Christmas 2019
I got this terrific present from Ben for Christmas today. It contains 6 bars of my favourite chocolate with this prescription. It’s just as well I’m married to a doctor.
Last week we were invited to Elizabeth’s school to listen to them sing and to explore their classroom to see what they’ve been working on. At the back of the … Continue reading The wishes of children
One of the nice things about having a blog is it becomes an historical record of what I’ve done or where I was at a particular moment in time. I … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2018
Every Christmas I make lebkuchen which is German for ginger bread except that it doesn’t contain any ginger. I’m a bit slow making it this year because I’ve been making … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to stuff your face with lots of yummy food
Yesterday I discovered Christmas decorations growing over our back fence – holly. Holly is a native shrub in Britain and commonly used to decorate homes over Christmas. As a child … Continue reading Christmas holly
Ben’s mother often makes panforte during the Christmas period and it’s one of the yummiest things I’ve ever eaten. I thought I’d try making a vegan panforte this morning and … Continue reading Vegan panforte
Things that make me happy: A green landscape. Old furniture. Victorian buildings. Snow. A good pale ale. Vegan food. Music. My family. I got all these things for Christmas except … Continue reading A merry vegan atheist Christmas
I’ve haven’t written much lately because I’ve been busy. Everyone is busy, I know. All the snow has melted here but it hung around for a long time. Usually when … Continue reading Be kind to living things
Sometimes life feels like Groundhog Day. Has it really been a year since we went ice-skating at the Christmas markets? We went again today and it felt like we just … Continue reading Ice-skating at the Christmas markets
Merry Christmas to everyone in the blogosphere! I had a great day yesterday – lots of food and friends and family and fun games. Here are some photos of our … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
We’ve taken off a bit early for the Christmas holidays; we’re spending it in the very lovely Perthshire. Here are a couple of pics from the drive today. We just … Continue reading Perthshire for Christmas
Last year my company bought the .blog top level domain. As a perk we got first dibs in the new domains and I am now the very proud owner of rachel.blog. What … Continue reading I’ve got rachel.blog!
There’s a terrific cinema in central Aberdeen called the Belmont Filmhouse. It was built in 1898 as a trades hall and is now home to three movie rooms (I think it’s … Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s that time of year again. Here’s what the kids have put in their letters to Santa. Dear Santa, Can I please have Minecraft toys for Christmas and a Pikachu … Continue reading Letters to Santa