Am I ready for Christmas? I'm possibly feeling too laid back about the whole thing to be honest. I'm looking forward to some family time together at home and sipping the raspberry vodka that's been infusing over the last few months. The teenagers still have a Christmas stocking and enjoy a slap-up lunch on Christmas Day. It's just a giant roast with sprouts; they can prepare the vegetables and clear up. I'm one of Delia's disciples, following her precise timings for a successful day and thank my mother for giving me Delia Smith's Christmas book many years ago. I always buy a Christmas pudding I can microwave, probably the only pudding I ever microwave all year. I've even bought mince pies this year, as Tesco's box of six for £1 are really very good indeed.
Happy Christmas to everyone and a big thank you to Annie, wonderful hostess of How Does Your Garden Grow? See you all on the other side.