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Christmas Dinner 


Well it was a toss up between fish or meat, I’ve decided upon the latter.

Now my joint favourite piece of meat is Rib-eye, but in a dead heat, comes the hombro de cordero, better known as shoulder of lamb.

When I lived in Spain, I went to a local village restaurant during a sultry evening, I asked for the menu, I took my time… so it was going to be a local delicacy or something I was more familiar with; that dear reader was lamb. 

And so I made my choice, the shoulder of lamb. It took a while to be served, which is usually a good sign, but when it arrived… right now my glands are salivating.

Ever since that sultry evening in Spain, the hombro de cordero is the meat of choice for a celebration.

I’m going to slow-cook it between 6-8 hours… I’ve seasoned the 2kg hombro de cordero, which was shipped to my home from the Yorkshire dales 4 days ago, and will stick it in my fan oven just as soon as I rise tomorrow, with a select choice of food accompaniments. 

Whatever you’re having for your Christmas dinner, I hope it will be a memorable experience.

Merry Christmas!! 🍽

EzyEmp 

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Keep Calm It’s My Daughter’s Birthday!


On the 10th of October 1987 my eldest daughter was born, today is her birthday!

There’s a special bond with your first-born. I love all my girls the same, and what I mean is, is that not one of them will find my favour more than the other.

However, this year has been quite a remarkable one for my eldest, she’s now gotten married, and hoping to expand our family.

It only seems like yesterday when she won TV toddler of the year when she was 2 years old.

Photo below taken on the day!

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Since then she now owns her own production company, worked on both the small and large screens and on stage, created her own brand of clothing, hosted the annual BUFF awards to her usual no frills excellent standards, and of course, now married.

Along with the above she has gone through tragedy; losing her nephew before he had the chance or the maturity to get to know his aunt, losing three of her grandparents, been suffering with mental illness, though you wouldn’t know it, and buried her sister’s cat Midnite. With that backdrop, on the plus side, she’s been a dedicated support to her mum, granddad and sisters, but has also witnessed her dad (me) suffer injustice, which turned out to be a blessing in truth and has led me to an even better place of existence.

A Superwoman indeed!

Today is her birthday, her 3Oth.

I recall when I was working the stage in Mallorca, Spain, I was 33 years old, she was 5 and at the front of the stage with her sister who was 3 years old, both were dancing with such glee and pride on their faces watching their dad dancing and singing; that memory will never be erased.

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So, my dearest Kyla, my first-born, my love.

Here’s to your 30th year of your life.

I can only ask that you continue to be the remarkable being that you are, not only for me, your mum and family, but being the change that we all want to see that is manifested in your free to air expression. Your dedication, your intelligence, your positive energy, your charisma, your commitment to your cause, your joy, your incredible smile and dashing beauty.

Live and Love always my sweet angel, Love Poppa!

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Happy Birthday KVOFrye

Pic credit to Fab Design Co’.