One of the best things about Christmas surely has to be the food.

This fudge like creation has become a regular feature in my December kitchen.

It is eye wateringly simple!

I often pop a few pieces in a bag with a pretty ribbon and gift it.

Now it isn’t actually fudge in the true sense of the word, in fact I would argue because we are not using tons of sugar, just a tin of condensed milk, with dark chocolate, it is almost a healthy option, isn’t it?

Go on give it ago, get older children to join in.


350g Dark Choco;ate

1 tin of condensed milk

30g Butter

Whatever else you want to add -see end for inspiration

Step 1


Add all the ingredients into the pan together.

Step 2


Gently stir on a low heat until everything is melted and combined.

At this point you add whatever you want, then give it a good stir.

Step 3


Pour the mixture into any foil lined dish.

Pop it into the fridge to set.

Step 4


Cut it into pieces, any size you fancy.

I then pop it in a plastic container into the freezer.

It doesn’t actually freeze and can be eaten straight from the freezer.



Vanilla Extract


Pistachio nuts

Brazil nuts

A few dashes of rum and raisins

The possibilities are endless!


Have a lovely day!


I will not be here in The  Glade for Halloween РBoo!!

I love Halloween and so therefore, preparations have begun early.


The skeletons are in situ either side of the door.

The windows have their pumpkins on.


The front door is wearing its Pumpkin wreath.


The warning is on the gate and the broomstick will join it as soon as we remember where we left it. ha!


The pumpkins, spiders and ghosts are fighting it out for top spot on the window ledges.


This scary chap has taken up residence on the door to the downstairs loo.


Now I am appealing for help! For the last two years I have hunted high and low for faux headstones.

Don’t you think they would look splendid on this little patch of grass?

It is at the front of our house and in a prominent place for spookiness!

(Please excuse this filthy path, we had just has some new turf laid and the light was quickly fading)

Does anyone know where one could procure some faux headstones?

Do you love Halloween?


Have a lovely day!