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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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Cooking and travelling, and sharing it all with you.


  1. Kim byrne says

    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. joyce says

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

  3. Colemansdad says

    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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