This is us under the mistletoe at Cotehele, home of the amazing Christmas garland. Both being ordained we wind up to Christmas day rather than wind down and this year Paul’s not winding down very much being on call all over the holidays. This is one of our little traditions which we enjoy along with some of the more meaningful ones like chapel by candlelight at Paul’s hospital, the roving nativity complete with donkey at Hodge Hill Church, the staff meal at the golf club with bubbles given by a mystery person! Paul’s nativity on the renal unit complete with bad jokes and this year more animals than can ever have been around when Jesus was born – that’s taking place as this blog is posted. And last night we started the sherry trifle I make for Mum and the big bar of Toblerone which is a Christmas chocolate treat – I managed to find one before they made the spaces bigger. Happy Christmas!