Not just any old Cheese Straws…

Not just any old Cheese Straws…

Hi there!

Thanks for popping in! It’s all go here! The weather has been less than lovely today, bit of mizzle, so we passed on the bust rip (errr… I mean bus trip!) to Brighton and stayed closet ohome (close to home!). This is what happens when you type fast!!

The Christmas Market at the Tunbridge Wells Pantiles (gotta support your local artisans), and then Champagne, Cheese and Carols at Crowborough Rugby Club prevailed. Oh yes! What a splendid carol singing session! Not your usual kind of carol singing service, but then, the clue was in the venue!

Those boys can certainly hold a note though! Most impressed!

Our kids were belting it out!

All that singing makes you peckish, don’t you find? So we came home to a cuppa and one of my favourite things – Cheese straws. Now these aren’t just any old Cheese Straws. No no no. These are your M&S est 1884 Cheese Twists. If I ever end up on a Desert island, I hope they grow there….

Grace caught me on camera, as I was tucking in….

They keep you young, don’t they? The kids, not the cheese straws!

Love & Hugs,



34 thoughts on “Not just any old Cheese Straws…

  1. 😹😹😹 great video ! I should have done that with my sister and her birthday cake! We’ve just come back from lunch there – her kids shipped in sandwiches and bits and pieces and a cake and a good time was had by all ! I bet there were some good ‘carols’ at the rugby club! Enjoy your break. X

  2. Just nibbling on cheese straws myself!! Been so busy I forgot lunch. No wonder I’m feeling peckish! Merry Christmas 🤶

  3. Hahahahaha don’t you just love kids – even the grown up ones!! 😂😂 That gave me a right old giggle, thank you. I knew the Rugby club would win out today. So glad you had a fabulous day. Xxxxx

  4. “Please Sir, I need some cheese” said the peckish mouse!
    Glad you are all having fun, enjoying the festivities and the food. Enjoy your Christmas tomorrow. XX

  5. Evening bloggy firends, hope your Sunday was a good one, I got a few more jobs ticked off the Christmas list. Sending hugs to you all. XX

  6. Hi Barbara and everyone, the video was great.
    Have a fantastic time with your family.
    Best wishes for Christmas and New Year.
    Lynn xx

  7. Great kids, they definitely keep you young. We all enjoy a good carol too. Lovely to see you having fun. Have a wonderful day tomorrow with your

  8. I could do with a shed load of those cheese straws looks like they have amazing effects. I love all the seasonal food, will be facing the scales after Christmas and repairing the damage. It would be so rude to refuse it though after our kids have prepared it all. Well that is my excuse. Love a good Carol singing session. xx

  9. hello everyone – my children come home for Christmas tomorrow, very excited. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone and their families who visits Barbara blog a very happy Christmas and a happy New Year. God bless you all, lots of love Donna X

  10. What a great day you all had. It ‘warms the cockles’ as they say.
    I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, as I know you celebrate tomorrow evening. Have a wonderful time together.
    We are off to the panto tomorrow, ‘oh yes we are’. Shane Ritchie in Robin Hood, which should be good for a laugh.
    To all my fellow blog readers, in case i don’t get the chance tomorrow, Happy Christmas to you all.
    Big hugs. Annette

  11. OMG we have the same cheese twists they are so tasty can’t stop eating them my husband said don’t ask me if l want another one,,,, l could eat the whole lot so cheesy anyway Happy Christmas and a very prosperous New Year to you and yours xx

  12. I’m with you Barbara, I love M&S cheese straws. Great video, really made me laugh. I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow with all your family around you. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. x

  13. That’s so funny – M&S Cheese Straws heh? We all have a secret vice I suppose. I’ve been everywhere trying to get my Scottish sister-in-law some black bun, and finally got it in House of Bruar driving back down the A9. She’ll be delighted, but I’ll probably not even get a taster!!! x

  14. 😂😂😂😂 loving the vidoe haha the mouse look great fun sounds a great day lots laughs fun great havring family around we was at church Christmas family service foot balls coming home being sung competition scoring goals one half room against other and a very talented young lad sing from the Showman movie. He was talented everyone dancing at front to song was a great morning few carols to great fun then home for pancakes then making mince pies and sausage plate think we are ready Happy Christmas every one xxx

  15. No cheese straws here but I broke my diet with mince pies and brandy cream. Delicious!!!
    Can’t get video on this iPad, too old, so will run up the main machine tomorrow. Sure it will be hilarious.
    Feet up this evening with James Patterson, good yarn, got a feeling this book will take me through to the early hours.🌛✨
    Just have to collect the turkey tomorrow then it’s into Christmas with a bang. Whoohoo!!!🎅🏻
    Hugs to all🍒🍒🍒

  16. How lovely you are able to be with your family all these days doing fun stuff. My family will be here to morrow to selebrate Chistmas and we have prepaired nearly everything today. Frohe Wainachten / God Jul from Denmark to the Gray-family and the Clarity fans. Xx

  17. Hi Barb,
    I love M&S cheese straws too, the only problem is once opened they’ve got to be eaten! Like Pringles! I’m trying to be good at the moment, but now you’ve put the idea into my head, I might just have to go and buy some tomorrow. Sounds like you had a good day and the carol service sounded like fun. Loved the video as well. As I know you celebrate tomorrow, I would like to wish you and all of your family all the best for the coming year and a very happy Christmas. Have a wonderful day with lots of laughter and fun. Wishing all bloggy friends the same too, love and hugs, Alison xxx

  18. Looks like you had a lotta fun! It’s just great to be able to spend the festive period with your kids – I’m doing the same, can’t wait! Love the little video, you look so cute nibbling on your cheese straws, they are a great snack aren’t they.
    Wishing you, Dave and all your lovely family and extended Clarity family, a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
    Lots of love ‘n’ hugs…. Angie. Xxxxxx

  19. Barb, the Carol singing sounds like you had an absolute ball. The cheese straws look yummy, and the photo that Grace took looks so funny. Take care all. Merry Christmas to everyone out there, enjoy yourselves and spending time with loved ones. Bx

  20. Looks like you’re all set for a fabulous family Christmas. We’re off to the airport shortly to head to Romania for Christmas with my daughter-in-law’s in law’s family. Fericit Craciun one and all! ! 🌲

  21. Thank you for the blog and video, I particularly liked the “bust rip” typo. The mind boggles!! Merry Christmas to you, your family and all at Clarity

  22. Oh Barbara, you are so funny! GLAD you had a great time with your kids today and am sure the next few days will be just as fab! So enjoy! Merry Christmas/Fröhliche Weihnachten.
    Hugs and Lots of Love
    Heidi xxx

  23. Ooh, one of my fav’s too…. and guess who’s forgotten to buy some… doh! Might have to make some cheese scones instead!

  24. Love the cheese straws video! Shall have to look out for those particular straws after Christmas as they seemed to have a merry effect on you both!!!! Xx

  25. I’m a wee bit partial to the cheese straw, from M&S myself, yummy! Loved the video, love your ears too lol! Merry Christmas to you and yours Barb, may your yuletide be happy and stress free surrounded by those you love xx

  26. Lol great video, I love cheese straws too but they have to be from a shop called Cooplands, local chain of bakers, freshly made and cooked each day yummmmmmmmm x

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