Glimpsing Gembles

Christmas

Blogmas days 22 – 31

Day 22 (Tuesday): Stocking filler Short stories are great for little gifts. My current favourites are anything by Karen Russell, in particular ‘Haunting Olivia.’ Her writing style is amazing – interesting, quirky, deep, startling, raw – absolutely stunning. Day 23 (Wednesday): Read a Christmas Story I read some of the classic, “A Christmas Carol.” I think […] Read more…

Christmas touches

For the last few years, I have got into the habit of decorating my nails in some type of festive style. I think this is a fun way to add to this happy time and make you smile. This can be as simple or as complex as you want. You could alternate each nail with a […] Read more…

Christmas themed foods

Candy cane breakfast treat A fun and simple festive breakfast or snack idea that is great for kids and adults in the Christmas season is this banana and strawberry treat!  It is so easy that all you need is bananas and strawberries.Slice these up into fairly equal sizes. Shape these slices into the shape of […] Read more…

Blogmas days 15 – 21

Blogmas Day 15 (Tuesday): Joyous I have had a massive headache today (since last night) and feel pretty gross all over, so today’s prompt is a little tricky! But Mum and I did watch the movie “Inside Out”, which I have wanted to watch for ages, and it was great!! It is about the little […] Read more…

Brownies

These brownies are incredibly fluffy, and melt in the mouth with creaminess and deliciousness! And of course, they are gluten, grain, egg, dairy and nut free. low in FODMAPs, actually contain fruit and veggies, and are really good for you! Amazing! Don’t be put off by the veggie content – I promise that you can […] Read more…

Blogmas Days 8 – 14

Day 8 (Tuesday): Book on my wish list I have bought quite a few books lately, but my to-read list is forever growing, so a book high on my wish list that I haven’t bought yet is ‘Beyond the Pale’ by Emily Urquhart. This book tells the story of the author’s daughter who was born […] Read more…

Blogmas: Days 1-7

Day 1 (Tuesday): Merry   Happy Blogmas! Welcome to the festive month! I started the day with Human Nature’s, “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer”, which was the perfect way to get into the merry spirit (though my brother was not quite there, so I was ordered to turn it off after a little while…. :-p). […] Read more…