Tell me what you want, as long as it's in budget
Making sure that everybody is kept happy and satisfied at Christmas time can be harder than it looks
In a supreme effort to do Christmas 'properly' this year and thinking that one day I will get it right, I have been asking my friends and family to write me lists of exactly what they want, like wedding lists.
So far, only one person has come through. A younger relation has supplied me with a spectacularly efficient document containing not only all the items that she wants but also photos of them, along with sizes, colours and prices.
I find this enormously helpful, even if there is nothing on her list that is in my budget. I have promised to give her my list as well, which includes diamond earrings at one end but also a flashing jacket for cycling at the other.