So, all of our house guests have now arrived and we've done the obligatory trip to Tesco to get all the last minute forgotten bits of shopping, just in case the bulging fridge, overflow cool boxes and groaning dresser in the dining room didn't provide enough sustenance.
I am fairly confident that we will be drought and famine resistant during the 24 hour period the shops are shut.
All the presents are wrapped and under the tree and I'm just about to get into relaxation mode with a glass of something festive.
So it only remains to wish all my faithful blog readers a very merry Christmas holiday.
What passes for normal service will be resumed after the festivities.