The tree was felled today
shedding its needles until the hall was as
deep in them as the forest floor.
The ham, beef and goose
linger on only as tubs of frozen stock,
and the last of the mincemeat
went into an apple pie.
Chestnuts from the Christmas veg box
were almost forgotten, but using our friend Bert's
method of boiling first for two minutes,
had their shining moment today.