I have three photographs for you.
The first is Sooty doing his balancing act on the scratching post.

The second is a surprise in the garden,despite all the horrendous weather Margaret's rose has another bloom opening and a few more buds ready.

and finally I found the final two types of beer in the shop today,that's that place all done now and I have a good selection for the festive season stashed away,there is bound to be
something visitors like,just a bottle of Bushmills and a bottle of Brandy to stash now and I'm ready.Ellen will be on duty for buying the food,she always spends Christmas day here anyway and has always bought the meat,the choice is hers.She has another job she doesn't know about yet,chief washer up,in fact only washer up,I cook she cleans,seems fair to me.