Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Christmas 2014 blog post Anthology

Just in case I go missing again in the run up to Christmas and you're desperate for something seasonal to read on this blog, here is the annual, updated for 2014, Everyday Life on a Shoestring anthology of Christmas blog posts, past and present.

If you're looking for a recipe, a homemade gift idea, a good Christmas book to read, or a corny cracker joke, then you might find what you need here! I've added 'A Simple Christmas' button to the bar at the top of the blog's home page so that you can easily find that peppermint cream recipe at a later date...

Everyday Life on a Shoestring Christmas traditions, Christmassy photos...they're all here! Just click on the link to be taken to the relevant blog post.

Santa comes to Corsham, 2012!

And here Santa is in 2013!

How to make an advent Christmas crown

Vegetarian mincemeat recipe

Christmas Pudding recipe

Christmas Cake recipe

Millionaire's Shortbread recipe

Peppermint Creams

Chocolate, orange and almond torte

How to make bath bombs

How to recycle candles into new candles for great gifts!

Easy Peasy Icecream recipe

Christmas Jokes

Christmas Music

Christmas Poetry

Christmas Books

Operation Christmas Child - Shoeboxes

Travelling in the UK at Christmas? Links to travel news here


  1. You are a star! I realised this morning I needed to find that ice-cream recipe and you have saved me hours of trawling through stuff- all the quantities there and ready!! Thank you dear friend
    You will be amused by the fact that I picked up a mysterious post-it note saying "Clean" in the back bedroom this morning. What on earth is this about? I thought - then remembered I had removed your thoughtful message from the towel last month!!

    1. Glad you found the recipe useful! Happy New Year!

  2. F
    eliz navidad
    desde España, gracias por
    hacerme los dias mas amenos con
    vuestras historias , me encanta ver como vive la
    gente de otros lugares , seguire en contacto
    virtualmente me hace
    mucha ilusion mandarles este mensaje
    espero que les llege
    un feliz

    1. I don't speak Spanish but I think I get the gist of your kind message! Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Hello, With days until Christmas, it can be difficult to discover the time we may wish for to devote to our most loved distraction. Thankfully, this Christmas season has seen a flood of happy short collection. Merry X-Mass!
    Living Happy Online

    1. Blogging - indeed a most loved distraction! Happy New Year!