i have never really liked winter and here in northern france
where the land is flat flat and flatter and the horizons stretch
into the distant future winters, to my mind, are pretty dismal.
combine this with the fact that money is always in short
supply around christmas due to the fact that my business
dies in december and i can heartily say that winter is grim!
and yet there is a positive to all this. in our house christmas
gets back to basics, no swanky presents this year just a
simple and traditional meal with the
man and boy who are my purest gifts...