Good evening! Who doesn't love a bit of festive baking? If you follow me on Instagram then you will know where this blog post has come from – if not, let me explain.
This morning, I shared a photo of the cliffs at Eshaness and explained that it was a stormy day here in Shetland and that I was stuck at home with two snotty bairns so I planned on baking the Christmas oatcakes – we are massive cheese fans in this house, and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the bumper annual cheese delivery from pong.com.
War had ravaged Europe and to keep up the morale of troops fighting for King and country, women sent parcels to those fighting on the front line. These parcels provided a taste of something from home, away from the endless tins of bully beef, Maconchies stew and dry biscuits - a staple of trench food throughout the war years.
Hello from Laurie
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