Merry Xmas Everyone!

At the Great Wall of China earlier today, almost falling over. Gorgeous there in the snow. Now it's 20 deg C in HK at midnight. I'm confused.

Merry Xmas everyone! I wish you all health, happiness and wonderful dinners. I was searching for a Xmas-y photo and I remembered the one on the Wall of China that was taken only 3 weeks ago in the snow – perfect!

I am midst cooking xmas dinner. We’re having a rib roast of beef this year, from McGraths butchers in Lismore, a terrific eighth generation local butcher that farms their own beef and has a little abbatoir at the back of the shop (I’ve written about them before here). On the side we’re having crispy roast potatoes, a bounty of veg and black pudding croquettes using a wonderful black pudding from McCarthy’s in Kanturk. There will also be hot ports and mulled wine to ease me through the process – delicious.

So, I best get back in to the kitchen but have the finest of Xmas Days all. *raises a glass – cheers*

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  1. Happy Christmas to you too.
    Your lunch sounds fab. I’m doing dressed lobster, mini new potatoes with butter & asparagus followed by my homemade Christmas pudding. Enjoy! Kim x


  2. Drooling over your dinner~Have a Merry, Merry CHRISTmas. I’ll be having my mulled wine on St. Stephen’s Day!!!


  3. Ah snow……Boxing Day has even more Englsh Xmas weather…drizzle! Best pressie…a certain cook book from my wife.
    Q Is there a world record for eating Pigs in Blankets???


  4. love the picture, much fewer people on the Great Wall in winter. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year


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