Well, with just a few days to go before Christmas my tick list of jobs to be done is just about complete.
The Christmas menu is planned, I’ve had the sprouts on cooking the obligatory seven days in advance to make sure the toughness is out of them, and all the present shopping is up to date, as long as the postie gets things to me on time.
The tree is up, the cards are written and most of the wrapping is complete too.
So do I feel ready for Christmas? Of course not: I’m doing that seasonal thing of convincing myself that I am disorganised, that I don’t have enough stocking fillers and that I’ve forgotten something.
So let’s not forget this - Merry Christmas to all our readers and all the best for 2014.
> Jackie Mitchell