If you have been good, you will have received presents from Father Christmas. If you have been naughty, you will have enjoyed the entire year, so it’s win-win really!
Unsurprisingly I received nothing from Santa but Mr Mac has been very generous and, amongst other things, I have a gorgeous new dress to wear to the Grand Hogmanay Ball.
Have a wonderful time!
Lots of Love
I’m way behind with Diva’s Diaries. Too much doing and not enough writing! I will rectify this very soon and all my comings and goings will be posted here in due course. Meantime I must tell you about this recent highlight. A most auspicious and delicious day. A day I will remember for some time.
The Most Magnificent Gingerbread House - Mmmmm
It was the day on which I was gifted The Most Magnificent Gingerbread House. Miss Bea presented this masterpiece towards the end of a most traumatic day (readers of my Sunday Brunch Club blog will know about the dognap attempt).
It was lovely to be invited along to the Sheraton’s Festive Afternoon Tea hosted by the Stuart and his colleagues at The Sheraton to raise money for Maggie’s. Ladies do look out for this fabulous Ladies Love Lunch event in February in aid of Maggie’s. I’ll be taking a table so drop me a line if you’d like to go.
It tasted even better than it looks!
Miss Golden Blonde and I went along today to indulge. What a relief to be offered tea or coffee. So much champagne lately! And I’ve heard it is possible to overdo it.
The food was just gorgeous. And I have to say, very moreish. There was an assortment of finger sandwiches and milk rolls. I recall ham & mustard, salmon and the sandwich Miss GB named ‘Christmas on a roll‘ turkey, stuffing and cranberry. I’m assuming they had some vegetarian offerings elsewhere.
The scones were controversial. Oh yes the pronunciation wars started. Scone as in gone v Scone as in hone.
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Tagged creme brulee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Diva, Edinburgh restaurants, Ladies Love Lunch, Maggies Centre, Miss Golden Blonde, Scones, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Atrium Chef Neil Forbes is the kind of man who knows his way around a turkey. He’s the kind of man who gets excited about making bacon. He’s the kind of man who ‘gets on well with’ sprouts. He’s absolutely crazy about food. Some might say he’s absolutely crazy fullstop. He’s the kind of man I like.
Earlier in the year I was wowed by his Seafood Masterclass and Feathered Friends Masterclass so it was with much excitement that I went along to the Christmas Masterclass at The Atrium with 5 friends at the beginning of December.
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Tagged Atrium Restaurant, chef, christmas masterclass, christmas pudding, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Diva, Edinburgh restaurants, Neil Forbes, turkey
I’ve been to most of the Foodies Festival shows in Edinburgh over the last few years and really enjoyed them so I was looking forward to Foodies Christmas at the Assembly Rooms last Friday.
For me the highlight was the Codorníu Sparkling Wine Masterclass. Our host was Jo Sorenson, the Brand Manager.
Jo Sorenson, Brand Manager at Codorniu
She was highly entertaining and guided us through a most amusing and educational hour, during which I learned some new tips on how to pop a cork with panache…
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Tagged Alison Grieve, cava, Codorniu, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Diva, Events, Foodies Christmas, Foodies Festival, Jo Sorenson, pop your cork, saber champagne, safetray