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Bobbetts blog No 12, So it begins! A British Christmas

It's official the Halloween decorations are packed away and the spooky antics seem like a distant memory! Guy fawkes Nights went with a bang and this year we have seen the 100 year celebration to the end of the 1st World War, lots  have been packed into this last 2 weeks of our British custom's and Heritage So as the title says its official!

My favourite time of year is around the corner, CHRISTMAS!!!!


Ive started this Blog at 4am in the morning, as I'm so excited I can't sleep over the next few weeks, Helen and I will be looking at a  British Christmas ,an insight into what we think of our favourite British shop window decorations. The adverts on TV with all of that we will also be getting ready for how we celebrate Christmas in the Bobbetts household.

We are starting today with a tradition from Cas making beautiful pomanders to fill your house with the fragrance of Christmas. We begin in the usual way with giggles a large amount of coffee and of course gossip.

The Christmas advert so far for us is.........

Kevin the Carrot ! What a brilliant advert so simple using the Coca-Cola lorry as inspiration, if you have missed it here's a link, we all want Kevin to make it, such a Cliff Hanger well done Aldi for bringing humour into this year's advert

every one needs to root for Kevin as he’s landed himself in a spot of bother. and is this just the start of his Christmas adventures? Keep your eyes peeled for more to come….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbfB5P6cswA&feature=share


the next advert is out and is just as good,https://www.youtube.com/watch? Kevin the Carrot and the Wicked ParsnipIn this Christmas fairytale, it’s crunch time for Kevin the Carrot as he fights to save his family from Pascal, a wicked Parsnip living in a dark castle, take a look they are great adverts.

We decided to check out Luxury department store

Harvey Nicholas Christmas windows a glamorous design for 2018 at its Knightsbridge store in London, with a giant Champagne bottle filling the first two windows, which pours hues of gold and silver along the remaining windows,very creative and thinking outside the box! We like it.


We decided to check out Luxury department store

Harvey Nicholas Christmas windows a glamorous design for 2018 at its Knightsbridge store in London, with a giant Champagne bottle filling the first two windows, which pours hues of gold and silver along the remaining windows,very creative and thinking outside the box! We like it. Well I could carried away with this just one more thing to mention we have also seen the return of Dick and Angel on our screen with the next in the series of escape to the Château on Channel 4, We now want an igloo dome in our garden, watch it you will see what we mean!

Now its back to BOB'S Christmas

let's take a look at how to make a pomander.

What you will need,  an Orange or you can use other citrus fruit , but Oranges are traditionally used. You will need a large amount of dried cloves a sharp skew like tool, ribbon and a knife.


1st mark out your design I am going to attempt to make a traditional hanging one.

if you are using ribbon  mark this out first as shown with tape.



Prick holes to help secure cloves and press in.

 I did different patterns on each side to give you an idea of possible designs you can also carve them a bit like  pumpkin to give a layered effect.



You can decorate the top with ribbon and decorations if you want a more seasonal design.

You then need to dry them ,you can put them into an airing cupboard or if you have a warm house put them up by a radiator. this dries them and avoids the fruit going mouldy .

Helen chose to do a candle design one.



Phil had a play too and even Hugo the Pom wanted a go.



We hope you enjoyed this week's blog?

for unique British gifts , take a look at our shop starting at £10 with free

postage in the UK.

or pay us a visit on the 26th of Nov and the 10th of Dec at Denbies Wine Estate Dorking Surrey for a Christmas shopping evening 5pm to 8pm.

Bye for now Cas and Helen

Phil and Hugo.

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