One of my favourite Christmas activities is decorating my friend J’s house for Christmas with traditional holly and ivy. I have a couple of spots where I gather the holly and ivy from as I use holly with berries on which are dotted through the garlands. This year the usual holly bush was stripped bare of berries which caused me some consternation. Luckily I found a quiet source a day or so later. As I had some of both left, I set about making J an extra present of an wreath. The tutoring I had received from my lovely friend Anna came into mind and I am ever so pleased with the result. I was observed by the careful eyes of dear Tabby who knows that with Christmas come great hoards of children. She loves a quiet life so I expect she will be hiding away.