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
It’s my work Christmas party in Edinburgh tonight and I’m very excited. Last year we went to York and this year there are so many more of us that we’ve split … Continue reading How many outfits can I wear in one day?
The Aberdeen Christmas Village is up and running again this year. We went first thing this morning to avoid the crowds and to be the first ones on the ice … Continue reading Aberdeen Christmas Village
We always put up our Christmas tree on the first weekend in December and we’ve just done it today. We have a Timbatree which we use every year. I bought it … Continue reading Time to put up the Christmas tree
Today was our first Christmas in our new house in Aberdeen. It was just the four of us and the first Christmas where it has been just us for quite … Continue reading Merry Christmas
It’s another beautiful day here today with sun and blue sky. The only thing missing is the snow but it’s so warm there’s no chance of that happening. One day … Continue reading Igloos and ice-skating