Much as I hate being cold (I really am always at my happiest on a sunny beach), I am seduced, every year, by the magic of Christmas. Those pagans knew what they were doing when they created a festival involving glorious quantities of food and booze at the most miserable time of the year.
My tree gives me disproportionate pleasure.
It took ages to tie so many gingham bows, but worth it, as far as I'm concerned (others might find it nauseatingly twee; and at any other time of year I would, too. But it's Christmas - and yay for that!).
Finally, here's a pic, taken a couple of weeks ago, of skaters at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
Happy Christmas everyone! xxx