~ the strange fault on our television reoccurred, annoyingly the very day after the engineer closed the job on their system – spent considerable effort trying to persuade Comet to skip the stage of sending another engineer to possibly look at a television with no problem again because it is is both annoyingly intermittent and consistent. Not sure if I’ve succeeded. We shall see.

~ hand a moment of curiosity this evening. Received a very nice Christmas card from Rachel, but I wasn’t immediately sure who ‘Rachel’ was. I know a few Rachel’s. It wasn’t until later in the evening that I realised that it was the very nice, and now Oxford-based, rachel2205. For the record it was the distinctive purple envelope that gave it away! I remembered seeing a photo of them all neatly stacked and ready to be posted on facebook…

~ have made a start on writing my Christmas cards. Probably a bit late really, but actually ahead of where I am normally at this time of year. Christmas does seem to be galloping up on us fast this year, and I’m still four presents down on my Christmas shopping…