Two Weeks Until Christmas Eve

Try not to stress, easier said than done I know, I had a slight panic this afternoon after receiving a phone call and whilst chatting thinking 'I don't know how everything will get done' never mind organising our own festivities and trying to catch up with friends and family but every year we manage it, it may be at one minute to midnight before christmas day but we get there. I am determined not to stress about christmas day itself, once everyone has their cake orders and the ovens are turned off for cake baking our motto is what will be will be, if you can't buy sprouts (not that we do) buy broccoli instead, there are more important things in life but there is so much expectation which people become wrapped up in they forget to enjoy the magic of christmas, we have our own christmas morning and start cooking when we are ready, there are pigs in blankets and drinks ready for when people arrive and dinner is when dinner is ready. So in your current stress and worrying about everything don't forget to support local independent businesses, Southwell has wonderful shops and eateries for a day out mooching. After lots of events and festive fairs there is still one left as part of The Entrepreneurial Mums christmas pamper and last minute shopping event at The Hearty Goodfellow Pub on the 17th December from 5-8pm, pop along even if for a night off cooking and a glass of wine whilst mooching, All Mine Cakes is there with lots of festive themed cakes , Laura from Rolleston Kitchen with festive treats and gifts,  Handsewn by Elizabeth, plus taster beauty treatments from Lisa, Maria giving taster reflexology treatments, Kelly from Fuzzy Fox with preserves and handmade cushions plus makeup from Helena from Younique. As next Friday is the last cake club of 2015 in addition to the event there is definitely going to lots of christmas treats including my award winning GF Taste of Winter brownie, Ferrero Rocher brownie, GF white chocolate and cranberry blondie, the eve popular GF chocolate caramel rolo cakes and GF penguin festive cupcakes plus my award winning gluten free sticky toffee pudding cakes, there will be many other options available but dependent on what requested by the businesses I supply so keep an eye out, please message me with any reservations as numbers are limited with some options...Okay over and out for now, the decorator is back tomorrow for 2 days so downstairs will be chaos so I am off to enjoy some time with a very special little lady and enjoying the world of Jo Jingles, wish me luck and I'm in Country Home Interiors, Southwell this Saturday (10th Dec) for those of you who missed this weeks cake club or need a 10 minute break from the christmas stress to put feet up,  enjoy a cuppa and a piece of delicious cake

Remember keep calm and breathe

ayley x

Lisa King