Posted by Tania Kindersley.
It has suddenly, against quite a lot of the odds, got rather Christmassy in this house. There has been playing of carols and wrapping of presents. I made a special Christmas ham (ran out of honey, so glazed it with hoi sin sauce, which turned out to be a triumph), and some brandy truffles. The snow is falling again, in big fat fairy-tale flakes. I am only getting myself very slightly stressy about the fact that I am COOKING THE LUNCH. (How exactly do you make stuffing again?)
I want to wish you all the most joyous and peaceful and happy Christmas, and to thank you all for your magnificent kindness and generosity as this tiny blog found its feet. I can't tell you how much all your lovely comments have meant.
And as a little PS, here are today's Christmas photographs:
My favourite Christmas decorations:
The wrapping table:
Gussied-up drawing room, complete with dozing dogs:
Special tiny Christmas trees:
Another view of the room and the dogs:
And then, when the carols from King's were finished, we went outside and this is what we found, in the gloaming - excellent new snow to eat:
This is what happens when you take a picture of falling snow with a flash:
It's not Cartier-Bresson, but it is festive as you please:
Have a lovely Christmas.