Christmas for us usually starts with an event in the week preceding. This was a visit to Little Morton Hall in Cheshire to hear the music of Piva and enjoy a Tudor treat. See Rosie's blog.
Rosie has started to dress the Christmas cake and has made some mince pies. I have bread proving in the kitchen and we are discussing what treats to cook over the next few days. It will be satisfying when we have done the last minute shopping tomorrow.