i hope everyone had a wonderful christmas and new years! my dad's birthday is christmas eve so we celebrated two days in a row with lots and lots of food. blackberry custard brioche for breakfast and a lovely dinner at my brother's new place where he lives with his girlfriend. we brought lemon meringue and she had made a gingerbread house and my brother roasted a whole chicken (turns out he can cook!) christmas morning we went to my grandparents house for crepes and croissants with some beautiful rose jam my mum gave to me. and then had a huge lunch at home with lots more dessert including a chocolate sponge yule log and a white chocolate mousse and berry tart. my mum and i also assembled hors d'oeuvres of gorgonzola cheese, prosciutto, quince paste and tiny sticky figs and on boxing day i baked rosewater meringues.