IT’S all over for another year but hopefully the Christmas feast suited you well. With the turkey sandwiches and bottle recycling bins beckoning as we all return to work, It all seemed to be over very quickly this year.
But before it all fades into the distance I think one of my lasting memories from this year is the sheer effort which goes into making Christmas magical.
It is one of the few times of the year when everything around the meal is special – the decorations, the side dishes and the table dressing are almost as important as the food.
My traditional turkey (not the expected goose in the end) was served with so many accompaniments I lost count – cranberry, chestnut, walnut, fruit stuffing, savouring stuffing etc etc.
And then there was this delightful table setting (pictured). Each angel danced around the carousel tapping a delicate bell powered only by candlelight.
Meals won’t seem quite the same without them.