Thursday, 19 December 2019

Festive Fun: My Fantasy Christmas Dinner Party by Kim Nash

Today it's my pleasure to welcome Kim Nash back to the the blog, a woman of many talents, blogger, PR & Social Media Manager and now published author... over to you Kim.

I have decided that the five authors I would love to invite to my Christmas dinner party are: 

Martina Cole - I could listen to Martina talk all day. She has SUCH a way with words, not just on paper, but in person too and she’s such a captivating storyteller.  So lucky to have finally met her at Harrogate this year.  I think she’d be an amazing dinner party guest and would keep us all on our toes. 

Milly Johnson - Milly was the person who changed my life.  She didn’t know it at the time but reading her book A Spring Affair was a pivotal turning point in my life.  I contacted her by email, when I’d read her to tell her how much it resonated with me and we’ve kept in touch ever since.  She encouraged me every step of the way of my blogging life, my journey into the publishing world and more recently my journey as an author.  An absolute, all round bloody superstar.  And again another hilarious story teller, who I could never tire of listening to. 

Enid Blyton - I would bring Enid back from heaven and thank her for giving me my love of reading.  Her Famous Five stories were brilliant, I wanted to be The Naughtiest Girl and go away to boarding school and have a trunk of goodies sent to me and more than anything I wanted to play Lacrosse because it sounded so cool!  Her Magic Faraway Tree series and Magic Wishing Chair series were just wonderful.  

Marian Keyes - hilariously entertaining, an accent I could listen to all night and another awesome storyteller.  I’ve been reading and loving Marian’s books for years and couldn’t have a dinner party without inviting her along.  

And my final guest would be James Martin - every Saturday morning, James invites me round.  But sadly, he invites the rest of the watching public too.  But I’d really like to sit at his breakfast bar drinking wine while he cooked my dinner.  I could entertain him with my witty anecdotes and we’d have such fun.  Failing that, I’m going to invite him to my dinner party.  I know he’s an author of cook books, so it’s non-fiction but I’d definitely love to have him there. He could do the cooking too, although I know I’d have to teach him my amazing sprout recipe! 

Kim’s Amazing Sprout Recipe

Par boil then mash sprouts. 

Fry chopped onions and bacon lardons.

Add fresh cream, chestnut puree, garlic, Worcester sauce, and seasoning.  Each year we add something additional to the mix. 

Top with grated cheese and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and turning brown. 


I am known for my love of a G&T but at Christmas, my after Christmas dinner tipple is port and brandy.  Amazing with cheese, biscuits and grapes! 

Merry Christmas everyone. 

Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at

When she's not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She's also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim's second novel and was published on September 18th 2019.

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