Last year my eight or so weeks away in Glasgow attending The Beatson for radiotherapy meant that I just didn’t get to make the six Christmas cakes that I usually make for some of my friends. I am determined to get back on track this year so today I started by preparing the ingredients for a mix and bake tomorrow. The dried fruit is now soaking in brandy ready for the off. All as per Goddess Delia’s recipe I’ve been doing this since I was confined to barracks after a heart attack in 2000 and discovered that people actually like what I did. That’s a huge incentive isn’t it?