We dragged the 15 year old Christmas tree down from the loft. We then proceeded to have a jolly old time reminiscing at the where, whens and hows of the decorations. There were a few decs from our trip to France for my 40th birthday. Items we had bought in the January sales over the years. Nothing has been purchased in the last four years. The decorating is done. The fabric lid covers are on the jams and chutneys and weather permitting, I’ll be delivering homemade gifts to family tomorrow. After the few minutes we spend decorating the house, it was time to sample the homemade Sloe Gin……………if it wasn’t so nice; I might have had more to write.