Thursday 13 November 2014

Book Review - The Advent Recipe Book

A different kind of Advent Calendar

The Advent Recipe Book has a festive recipe for each day during Advent, for example, chocolate haystacks, Christmas tree biscuits, home-made mincemeat - but there's much more besides. 

Readers can follow the nativity story by turning each page to a new window. 

Learn how to make a Christingle, and why.

Each day there is a quirky Christmas fact, such as where was the tallest snowman built? How do you play the card game Donkey? How do you make an Impossible Pie? What can you do with Turkey leftovers? Why does Easter move when Christmas doesn't? And lots, lots more - see below.

The Advent Recipe Book is available from Amazon - click here to see inside

Saturday 8 November 2014

Book Review - On Clouds of Words

This lovely little diary is an everlasting calendar in book form.  

Each month has an interesting photograph accompanied by a poem.

The poems, and indeed the entire publication, were composed in a Creative Writing Workshop led by the editors. The members of the workshop also provided the beautiful photographs.

On the facing page is a calendar with dates but no days of the week,  making it everlasting. There is also a space for notes.

A lovely and useful Almanac, which also makes a really nice gift.

Available from Amazon - click here to see inside