Gingerbread house making

A bit of respite from the end-of-year work madness this weekend to take the boys to ice-skating parties, football training, Elf-watching (the film not the helpers) and gingerbread house making.

We cheated and used kits - these are from Ikea and are great. They cost a whopping £2.49 and are just the right size. In previous years, we’ve spent a fortune on massive slabs of gingerbread that are a bit too heavy to hold together properly and make a mansion rather than an enchanted cottage. In the words of Goldilocks, these were just right.