Well it's nearly Christmas, things are wrapped (mostly), posted (mostly) and more or less organised, but I am very busy and hardly getting on the computer at all, so apologies for falling behind with seeing all your pictures. I will catch up when time lets me. I'm having 'fun' with some painting and decorating. It takes an astonishingly long time to achieve very little, and generates so much mess. There is the exciting prospect of visitors, who don't know that the room they'll be sleeping in has a big pile of furniture in the middle, no floor space and no curtains. Still, it does have a lot of newspaper and five paint cans, so they'll not get bored...

I hope to achieve some semblance of tidiness and order (and curtains...) in the course of the next few days, but I do keep having to stop and pick cat hair out of wet paint.