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Nightmare at Christmas....

....and a competition winner!
Firstly then to the winner of Delia's 'Happy Christmas' ....drumroll please......
I can reveal the winner is Helen in the UK who correctly answered the question 'On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a PARTRIDGE in a pear tree.

Here is what she wrote;
' ....partridge...couldn't resist the chance to win a copy of Delia's new book. Merry Christmas to you :)'. Well done Helen, please don't forget to email me your postal address and I'll get it sent out asap.

Now onto the Nightmare. Picture this, its Christmas Eve and I had all my Christmas food bought and prepared... mince pies, stuffing, Christmas cake, even a gammon in the slow cooker (and of course the wine and champagne in the fridge).... and then Rory was taken ill, suffering from Bronchiolitis. So, instead of feasting on a juicy turkey with the all trimmings on Christmas Day, hubby and I were stuck in an isolation room with our poorly baby boy at a hospital 40 miles from home (it's the closest!). What made it harder was the fact we missed Christmas Day with Lowen (and missed her star turn as an Angel in the Church Nativity). Luckily she was in safe hands with my Mum and Dad, but it was horrible not seeing her open her stocking and presents. I'm pleased to report Rory was discharged on Boxing Day and he is making a good recovery and I know you will be able to forgive my lack of blog posts in the last week or so.

I just hope the start of 2010 is less eventful than the end of 2009. Normal service is now resumed and I plan to make up for lost time with some exciting new dishes coming in the next few weeks.

Happy New Year
Beth x


  1. Thank goodness your little one is well on the mend. Welcome to 2010 which is full of possibilities.

  2. Oh what a tough way to spend the holidays but I'm glad your little guy is doing better

  3. Great to hear that your little one recovered quickly, but that must have been quite a worrying time.
    Very excited to see that I won the giveaway ... will email my addy over to you right away. Thank you :)

  4. My goodness, what a way to spend Christmas day. Glad to hear Rory is better. Have a great 2010.

  5. I'm so glad that Rory is better - not an ideal Christmas at all!


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