Food, glorious food!


Hi everyone, hope you’re all good and getting organised for the big day, as we are nearly there!

Now, in my last blog I was talking outfits (mainly velvet ones), now onto an ever better subject… the Christmas dinner!

So what do you go for? The traditional Christmas turkey, or maybe pheasant or goose? The latter two never seem to be enough to eat for all of us. We tend to opt for turkey and gammon on Christmas Day, however two years ago – when the house was full to capacity – I tried something a bit special: the seven bird roast from Green Seasons (pictured above).

Now I know this is very much a considered purchase, but it went down an absolute storm (with plenty of leftovers to serve up later with the mayo and pickles).

Last year we reverted back to the usual plan, as there were fewer of us, but Christmas 2017 is a big one for us, so bring it on. Can’t wait! It is so delicious. I promise to include some pics in my next blog. If you need some inspiration when it comes to Christmas lunch, watch our fantastic series with Green Seasons’ chef Michael. He’s provided fantastic tips on cooking turkey, beef, gammon, and even your sprouts and spuds.

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And what about dessert? Well, I always do a big Christmas pudding (shop bought, I’m afraid) with the choice of brandy cream, hot sauce or butter – I can already feel the pounds piling on.

I usually have some profiteroles and New York cheesecake, which is always a favourite for those who don’t go for the figgy pud – and the little ones too, of course.

I also hope you’ve all been wrapping up warm too, it’s been freezing out there. I had to take two days off from the ‘Q’ as we were completely snowed in.

Do you like our snowman by the way?

He’s a bit thin looking, but it was simply too cold to stay out there and make him any larger. What he lacks in waistline, however, he makes up for in brains – check out the uni mortar board for a hat!

Little Sophie – you’ll see – was rather disappointed that in her neck of the woods there just wasn’t enough snow to build a snowman, so here she is putting on her ‘disappointed face’ with her carrot posing for the cameras.

Joshy, however, in the background doesn’t seem too fussed at all. We didn’t have a carrot for our supermodel snowman and so resorted to a strawberry instead.

Personally, I reckon skinny snowmen need to get stuck into that seven bird roast!

Stay warm lovely people,
Anne xx


  1. Fiona Carne December 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    All that snow you lucky thing,living in Exeter we never had any,we had hale which kind of looked like slush,my dogs were fascinated.what a sweet photo of little Sophie,bet she was looking forward to snow,anyway merry Christmas to everyone at qvc.

  2. Susan December 16, 2017 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    Great photos of your snow! Gorgeous photo of Sophie and josh too. Will you get to see them over Christmas? When do you finish? Hope you have a lovely Christmas and new year if I’m not speaking to you. I always think of you with your brother and all your lovely family. How is new mrs dawson these days? Happy Christmas Anne!x

  3. Christine December 18, 2017 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne your snowman does look like he could do with some chocolates HA!HA!

    Merry Christmas X

  4. Josephine Jennings December 20, 2017 at 8:08 am -  Reply

    Anne your Christmas menu sounds delicious. Happy Christmas.

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