A meal out, the excellent concert, and drinks till 3am with the friends who sing in the choir made a wonderful start to the season!
Scottish pianist Steven Osborne played Beethoven, Brahms and Oscar Petersen. I love his website and blog and his playing was superb, but joining in with the traditional carols -In The Bleak Midwinter being my favourite - and listening to children sing always brings a lump to the throat. So beautiful.
This is what I want Christmas to be about this year - the nicest traditions, generous giving, and the company of all the people I love best.
The planning starts now.
How do you want your Christmas to be? And how can you make it happen?