Tag Archives: Christmas

#5 Unusual Christmas Tree Decorating Traditions

Most of us recognise decorating the Christmas tree with baubles, candy canes tinsel and such like. But it isn’t like that all over the world. In the Ukraine for example, it isn’t baubles that festoon Christmas trees, it’s spider webs. … Continue reading

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Bake Our Fabulous Christmas Cake Recipe

  It’s only a few weeks until Christmas and as we had such a great response for our easy to make Christmas cake recipe, we thought we’d post it again. So here it is. 12oz mixed fruit 8oz sugar 8oz … Continue reading

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Stir Up Sunday is a-coming

This year ‘Stir Up Sunday’ is 24th November 2019. Thought to start in Victorian times, this is traditionally the day Christmas Pudding is made. Here are 4 things you may not know about ‘Stir Up’ traditions.

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Bake Our Fabulous Christmas Cake Recipe

It’s only a few weeks until Christmas and as we had such a great response for our really easy to make Christmas cake recipe, we thought we’d post it again. So here it is.

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5 Fabulous Family Christmas Trip Ideas from Layhead

We love Christmas at Layhead. Regular festive guests will know about our Christmas Eve sing-along when we drink mulled wine and eat warm mince pies. We are currently sorting through our Christmas lights in readiness to start illuminating the cottages. … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2017 in Pictures

We thought you might enjoy a look back in 2017 of images around Rathmell. Rathmell is a wonderful place in all seasons. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  from all at Layhead.

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Easy to make Christmas Cake

It’s only two weeks until Christmas and if you’re a bit like me, short on time but still want to make some traditional Christmas fayre, here’s a really easy Christmas cake recipe that is made in one pot and poured … Continue reading

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