The relatives are descending on us – subject to weather

Karel Doubleday, who used her mum's blue badge so she could park close to her workplace

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Just a few days to go until it's Christmas and I'm getting ready for the full family coming to me.

Or at least they're supposed to be if snow doesn't stop play.

I'm dead excited about the prospect of a white Christmas.

I had a couple in Canada and a sprinkling of Christmas snow in Scotland once upon a time.

Like most of us, I have such an emotional attachment to the concept.

Though whether I'll be wanting to deal with wet gloves, wellies galore and arguments about children wearing hats instead of chomping on turkey all day will be another matter.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas and get exactly what you want in your stocking.