Happy Christmas! I know that many people start taking down their decorations now but I keep a traditional Christmas and today is the fourth day. Nobody has sent me any colley birds but it will be Christmas here until Epiphany on 6th January, when my three little magi will arrive at the crib.
Something rather special happened on the day I wrote my last post, 23rd December. The daughter of a dear friend sent me a message which said, "Quick! Look on your doorstep," so I did, and there I found a shallow, blue Wedgwood box bound with satin ribbon. I brought it inside, out of the rain, opened it and found a lovely plate, this lovely plate, which is now sitting in the middle of my dining table -