Essential Reading

'I have been a family historian for more than 40 years, and a professional historian for over 30, but as I read it, I was constantly encountering new ways of looking at my family history....Essential reading I would say!' Alan Crosby, WDYTYA Magazine

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Ancestors' Advent Calendar: Dec 16th: Ornament Your Christmas Cake

'It is s great mistake to leave things to the last minute – they certainly then become a worry. If you have not already made your Christmas cake, do so – that is, if it is a fairly rich one.

Plain ones should be made nearer Christmas. Make the cake and ice it plainly, then, put it away in a tin, having first wrapped it in greaseproof paper. Then a week or so before Christmas ornament it with icing, candied fruit, or preserved violets, whichever you prefer.’

Dundee Evening Post 12th December 1900

                                      Full article on the history of Christmas pudding eating

                                                             Yesterday's Ancestors' Advent Idea
                                                              Tomorrow's Ancestor's Advent Idea

Christmas Cake
By James Petts from London, England (Christmas cake) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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