Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits 

After 41 years I have finally made gingerbread biscuits that pass muster. Allow me to impart my wisdom, dear friends.... Ingredients- 2 cups / 8oz / 225g plain flour; 2 heaped teaspoons dried ginger; 1 level teaspoon dried cinnamon; 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice; 1 level teaspoon dried nutmeg; 1 quarter teaspoon bicarbonate of soda … Continue reading Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits 

Celebrate 60 years of NORAD’s Santa Tracker

Here at Sophie's Voice I am very strict about the importance of keeping the Christmas holiday period sacred. Preparations and celebrations will commence tomorrow - on the 1st of December. I am, however, well aware that some of the people who make the holiday so magical start their work a little bit earlier in the … Continue reading Celebrate 60 years of NORAD’s Santa Tracker

How I began to appreciate my age through the magic of the holiday season

Dear Readers, I hope that your Christmas has been as fun as mine – alone with my beloved husband, the telly and some fantastic grub. Not what I used to find very glamorous but, with my present job, relative silence and not having to help anyone seem like fantastic luxuries. One excellent anecdote about Christmas … Continue reading How I began to appreciate my age through the magic of the holiday season

A little bit of good news

Well, after my last entry, it turns out the cold weather won’t be over soon. More confirmation that deciding NOT to become a meteorologist was a sensible choice. However, in the words of the song, ‘I can gather all the news I need from the weather report’. And, at the present time, it seems that … Continue reading A little bit of good news