Today I cannot tell a lie, twas I who cut down the chestnut tree. Yup, we had another atypical Xmas wood by having another tree from the garden - this one was apparently affecting the drains and had to come down anyway. The first set of decorations were deemed too macabre - we used father's collection of second hand barbies that are to be squished into a smile plastics
sheet. After taking that down I spend a couple of hours adding a plethora of lovely decorations before having a delicious martini made with Cadenhead's Old Raj gin
- it's 55% alcohol and very, very dry. Magnificent in a martini!