This Christmas I have had the most fun creating a Winter Wonderland for my nearest and dearest.

And here the story begins….

As we approached the log cabin snow was falling onto the pine trees, filling the air with anticipation.

Garlands of fairy lights illuminated the entrance whilst lanterns hanging from the wooden beams provided a warm glow.

Sheepskin rugs strewn over wicker chairs and cushions piled high on wooden trunks beckoned us into this magical setting.

Here we feasted on tasty aprés-ski delights starting with baked Camembert served with crunchy green apples, carrot, celery and crusty ciabatta. This was followed by a warm chocolate dipping fondue accompanied by fluffy marshmallows, juicy red strawberries, stiff white meringue peaks, and home baked cookies. Lastly, my own toffee vodka ice-cream was consumed with rich mince pies.

Bellies full, we raised a glass to the season, and relaxed into this resplendent moment pleased with ourselves for creating a very memorable evening.