This is my wonderful 'A Christmas Companion' book.
It comes out every Christmas.
It was a Christmas gift from my Mum about 12 years ago & the funny thing was is that the year before I had borrowed it from the library & loved it & so had borrowed it again that year too & my Mum didn't know!!! So when I received it as one of my Christmas gifts I was delighted as I knew it would be in use year after year!
It is a huge book, full of wonderful festive recipes & crafts. Some of the crafts are slightly dated now as the craft world has come on in leaps & bounds over the last few years hasn't it, but when I look through the crafts in the book they are almost like a starting off point & you think of ways to change them to make them into more wonderful things.
There are also some sweet craft ideas to do with children too.
When I was looking through it this year I was saddened as of course this is the first Christmas without my Mum here but then it dawned on me that this is one of those wonderful books that I would like to pass down to any child I have in the future & hopefully their children too. Although tastes & fashions will change, I hope it will be a wonderful representation of a family Christmas & how I received it one Christmas from my mother & hopefully some of these recipes will stand the test of time & perhaps become good old family recipes!