Christmas starts here!
Finally the tree is up and adorned with lights and baubles. Mum and I reminisced as we handled the oldest ones. There is a small box of tiny baubles and I remember when Mum and Dad bought these. I thought they were the most beautiful toys I had seen. There is a faint memory of that feeling every year, even though they are well past their best in terms of sparkle.
We saw The Nutcracker from the Bolshoi at our local cinema this afternoon. It was spell binding. Lots of people joined the Moscow audience and clapped after solos or the pas de deux.
At the end I heard a girl saying, "Can I go on the stage, Mummy". I think you could say the transmission worked well.