The tree is decorated and the presents are piled underneath. Lulu has sniffed every one and is absolutely sure which ones are for her.
The cake is made and has its marzipan icing on, ready for the royal icing which will be applied lovingly this evening, or possibly on Christmas morning. Last minute as always. A new mini herd of reindeer has been purchased to add to the forest of Christmas trees, the snowman and Santa Claus that adorn it every year.
The mince pies are made and I tried a different recipe this year. They look promising. OK, I admit it, I felt obliged to try one and they taste good. (Recipe here.)
The house is decorated beautifully and as minimally as I could get away with. The tinsel factor is lower this year because I managed to hide some of it before Nick found it all.
All that remains is for me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that Santa Claus visits your house, that the turkey is cooked through and that you have a truly wonderful time !!