The last two days have been like a second weekend after the first. Thinking back, it seems ages since that cold day last Saturday, freezing at Millets Farm and playing carols. Today, whilst Dad went off to a meeting at Milton Keynes, Emma and I took my mum down to Hughenden Manor where they have dressed the ground floor for a traditional Victorian Christmas.

Clearly, nice though our decorations are, we have some way to go before we can achieve the same elegance…

Current Location: Buckinghamshire