To all my followers, and anyone else who might drop by, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate this Christian festival, and wishing you a wonderful time whatever festive occasion you might celebrate if not.

Our Christmas Tree - 2012

Our Christmas Tree – 2012

The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs are eaten, the bottle of champagne still has a little in it (but not for much longer), and the brioche dough is in the warmest room in the house (the boiler cupboard) for a few hours for its first rising. I didn’t get to it last night so that was my first job this morning – among opening presents, making breakfast, delivering Christmas cards to my neighbours … who says only the ladies can multi-task ;).

More on the Christmas Dinner later.