The Christmas tree is up and ready for decorating.... the wooden angel has been dragged unceremoniously through the loft hatch, dusted down and ready for duty....
Obligatory, festive Aldi loo rolls have been bought and are now in place.
This year it is reindeer and foxes ready to do bathroom duty.
The Gluhwein is stocked and quickly road tested...
And the first batch of sausage rolls are straight out of the oven.
I know for a fact there will be none left in a few hours.."bite size" goes down far too easily at Chez Cloth Shed!
Finally the dreaded Christmas cards have been written and posted too.
Every year I am a real, grumpy old woman and say I am not going to send any, then they start flying through the letterbox and I feel so guilty. So off I go and stand in the post office queue that snakes round the shop, buy stamps that cost an eye watering amount and stuff the lot in the red letter box outside.
£15 gone just like that!
And that's just the start....