Advent Calendar – 19th December

6 days to go!

Snowball fight

The Library staff meet up for their annual Christmas snowball fight and it seems some take it more seriously than others!

Christmas Book of the Day

The Great British Bake Off: Christmas

The ultimate Bake Off Christmas collection with all of Paul Hollywood’s and Mary Berry’s Christmas masterclass recipes. Also includes new bakes from all four winners, Edd Kimber, Jo Wheatley, John Whaite and Frances Quinn, plus other wonderful Bake Off contestants.

Whip up tempting Christmas nibbles like Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon, or Parmesan Palmiers, perfect for a party. Spice up your home – and get the kids involved too – with Stained Glass Tree Biscuits and a Raspberry and Cinnamon Christmas Wreath. For the main event, there is plenty of inspiration for tempting party nibbles or a festive feast, like Baked Christmas Ham or a Venison Pie – and ingenious ideas for how to make the most of all those leftovers.Each chapter also includes spectacular recipes from Bake Off contestants, and Mary and Paul reveal the secrets to those classic Christmas dishes – whether it’s Paul’s perfect mince pies or Mary’s ultimate Christmas pudding.Packed with everything from edible decorations and delicious gifts to party dishes and showstopping centrepieces, this book is the perfect Christmas companion. (Description from

The Great British Bake Off: Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


The period of several days around and including Christmas Day.

Girl looking up at Christmas lights

Did you know?

Why is it called Boxing Day?

Boxing Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor.

Church stained-glass window

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