Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Xmas everyone!!!!

.............I know it's a day early but I will probably be off the radar for the next few days as my parents, although having a computer etc probably won't be too happy if I keep asking to check my blog. So I hope you all have a wonderful time at your various Xmas parties and events and I will look forward to catching up when I get home on Sunday.

I would also like to introduce this young lady to you all...............

oops I can't turn her round, anyway she's me and it's my birthday today so I'm sending you all a cupcake to say thanx for visiting.
Finally for Amy the recipe for Hokey Pokey..............

4 tablespoons of golden syrup
200g castor sugar
1 tablespoon of bicarbonate
Melted dark chocolate, optional.

1. Mix the sugar and golden syrup together
2. Heat on a low heat until simmering and then heat for 3-4 minutes until the mixture looks like rusty caramel
3. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the bicarbonate of will froth up like mad so be careful as it's hot.
4. Pour the mixture into an oiled, foiled tin and leave to set.............mine took about 2 hours.
5. If desired, pour melted chocolate over the top to make it like a crunchie bar!
6. Once ready, bash it with a rolling pin and eat. YUMMY!!!!!



  1. Happy Happy Birthday Jo!
    Have a sensational couple of days - enjoy the time with your family and thankyou so much for this recipe ... we have Violet Crumble here in Australia which has the choc on it - yummo!
    My little darlings are sound asleep - one knows exactly what's going on and the other is slightly perplexed .... I'm sure she'll get the picture tomorrow!
    Have a fabulous birthday - many happy returns and I hope the year ahead is a great one :-)

  2. It's your birthday today? Wow! I wish I'd known sooner. Have a really good one Jo, and a lovely Christmas. xx

  3. Many Happy Returns Jo. Is it horrible having a birthday the day before Christmas? LOL

    Have a great Christmas.

  4. Have a great birthday,Jo.....and a wonderful christmas.....thanx for the cupcake....delicious.

  5. Ooh, Happy Birthday! Have a great day and a lovely Christmas too.
    Yummy cupcake!
    I may try the Hokey Pokey this afternoon.

    BTW found a special offer in Mum's Peoples Friend magazine - 2 Spode Christmas Mugs for £5.99 + £1.99 postage. Offer open til 22nd January. Can send more details if you need it!

    Happy Birthday
    Merry Christmas

    What fun!

  6. Happy birthday! Have a great day, and a great Christmas too :-) So glad to have 'met' you through blogging this year! x

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! U should have said sooner! wow brithday on christmas eve! that is just the tops! Hope you have had a lovely day. Have a wonderful christmas. Thanks for all the lovely comments u have left me the last few months, it's been so nice getting to know u. Have a great christmas with your family. xxxxx

  8. Happy Birthday and a very Merry Christmas to you. Hope you've a had a fabulous couple of days.


Hello and thank you so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure to read the comments I receive and to meet new friends. I try and reply to comments on friend's blogs as much as possible. I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and look forward to seeing you here again soon. Love Jo xxx