So far today I've been given three (THREE!) boxes of Thornton's chocolates, four bottles of Champagne, and one pair of slippers (it's OK, I can take those back).
I have eaten none of the chocolates but I have drunk one of the bottles of Champagne and it's gone down a treat, I can tell you.
A very Merry Christmas to all of you who read my blog and frankly, I'm amazed that so many of you do: my visit-count stands at 14,536 right now, which is about 14,532 more visitors than I expected I'd get in my first six months. Thank you all for your support and kind words; and thank you, especially, to those of you who have disagreed with me and made me up my game. It's been brilliant, and I couldn't have done this without you.
Now fill my glass up, someone, and go and baste my turkey or my children are going to starve.