MONDAY: All clean and tidy, ready for Christmas
TUESDAY: Old family friends come for dinner - a toast!
WEDNESDAY: Friends brought gifts from Germany. They didn't last long ... in a stupor watching daft films on TV all afternoon
THURSDAY: Toast of a different kind: a craving for the plainest foods the day after the night before
FRIDAY: The snow arrived - and there was a hit and run outside the house! Neighbour's car hit (check the tyre tracks in the snow!)
SATURDAY: The arrival of Satan's little goblins for New Year. Meg loves them.
SUNDAY: Hogmanay: Jools Holland's Hootenanny on projector after seeing in 'the bells' amongst the trees pictured above.