Thursday, 24 December 2009
The tree is decorated with coloured baubles, glowing lights and tiny glass stars, the presents are wrapped in newspaper (not to be Scrooge-like, but both cheap and eco-friendly) and swathed in ribbon (which will be recycled!), and the house is full of food and drink. I am signing off now for a couple of days (but have scheduled a few Christmas-themed photo posts) to eat clementines and gold coins a-plenty, peel a mountain of potatoes and parsnips, and, most importantly, spend time with loved ones. All that remains is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, hope it is full of joy and wonder (and many a mince pie).