The cottage is practical, and cosy, and warm and it's much more sensible to spend the evening there. But for one more night the old farmhouse calls.
So we'll light the log fire in the lounge and put match to all the candles nestling in the decorations, switch on the lights for the Christmas tree and those among the greenery around the one-day-to-be front door. And drink hot spicy borscht; eat cold meat from the largest turkey in France with crunchy left-over potato and brussel sprout rosti (bubble and squeak to you and me); sip a glass or two of Confidentiel wine; tuck into Christmas pud and brandy butter and maybe a chocolate truffle; watch another heart-pounding episode of The Killing.
And celebrate Boxing Day. Just us.
Confidentiel Marmandais Wine