A Christmas ListAnonymous

"Fear less, hope more;
Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things will be yours."

We all know how busy a hairdresser is Christmas week! making everyone look fabulous for one of the most important magical festivals of the year.

The adrenalin of a hairdresser in my experience, is equivalent to a formula 1 Racing Car Driver, by Christmas Eve the only way to calm the adrenalin is to go to the local pub and drink like a fish for a few hours, till your body falls in a heap and forces you to retire for the evening early, then you lay in bed thinking, ‘I can’t believe I got through that week and I still managed to eat a few times, can’t wait to lay on a banana lounge all day tomorrow at my parents house.’ Oh and of course, “ I have the most amazing and rewarding  job in the World”!


Christmas Rice Salad

1 Cup of cooked brown rice
1 Red Capsicum – diced small
6 Spring Onions – chopped small
¼ Cup of Currants
60 g Roasted Cashews – crush up a little
1/3 Cup Toasted Sunflower Seeds or Pinenuts
½ Cup Fresh Parsley


6 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
¼ Cup of Sunflower Oil
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
1 Clove of Crushed Garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste (not the band)

Mary’s Ham Glaze

Mary would come into the salon once a week for a Blowdry, it was the only time in her busy life that she would be able to relax, and treasure the next 45 minutes to herself. I always enjoyed styling Mary’s Hair for her, knowing that whatever style I created  would last her all week.

½ Cup Honey
3 Teaspoons of French Mustard
2 Tablespoons Sherry
2 Teaspoons Soy Sauce
¼ Cup of Brown Sugar


Five Cup Slice
1 cup of Coconut
1 cup of Condensed Milk
1 cup of Unsalted Peanuts
1 cup Choc Bites
½ cup Sultanas
½ cup Dried Apricots-chopped

Mix all the ingredients together in a Tupperware bowl, press into a slice tin lined  with Glad Bake. Cook in a moderate oven covered in foil for 15mins, then remove the foil and cook for a further 15 minutes, once cool melt dark cooking chocolate and drizzle over the whole slice, cut into small pieces once set and hand it out to your favourite relatives on Christmas Day.