... and the tree is up and the house is decorated at last. It's usually all sorted earlier in December but some major housework was needed. Bah! Humbug!
So anyway, we're looking good (and trying to keep things tidy and not drop anything on the tiled floors my husband spent so long cleaning). A few cards have arrived and there are presents under the tree already, thanks to Martine in France, my partner in this year's Secret Santa Christmas Swap. Thanks so much for your generosity, Martine - and thanks too to Chooky for organising the swap for the umpteenth year in a row. It's such a lovely way to end the year and we all appreciate and look forward to it.