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Shopping at Tesco is always a regular choice for me as not only it is a bigger EXTRA store, they also offer a free venue for our Lichfield Mandarin Club every Tuesday from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. We have been using their community room since last year December for our Chinese class. This works out great for us as my children go to learn their mother’s tongue and I can also have two hours of child free grocery shopping and have some relaxing cup of tea at the in-store Costa.
Some of you might know that I was born in Singapore and my family never celebrated Christmas while we were growing up. As we live here in the UK though, I want my children to have some of the Christmas spirit as their friends do so they don’t miss out. So since two years ago, we started to make a gingerbread house as part of our Christmas tradition at home!
Last week, I went to Tesco to buy them a Gingerbread kit, along with a few other ingredients to make chocolate Christmas trees. I found the Gingerbread kit in the Christmas season aisle. It was quite easy to spot and I picked up the Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons, Smarties, Christmas Sprinkles, chocolate bar quite quickly too. It’s nice how Tesco arrange their aisles according to the season and makes it easy for shoppers to get all their seasonal products.
When we got home, I set up the table and got all the ingredients ready for the kids to decorate. Ms C was very keen and wanted to help from the start. Mr K preferred to decorate but was caught red-handed eating the chocolate!
Firstly, we built the gingerbread house using the icing pack provided and iced the whole house. While waiting for the gingerbread house to set, we melted a bowl of chocolate and used it to coat the ice cream cones. We waited for the chocolate to slightly set, before decorating it with smarties, chocolate buttons and others.