We started the year in a convivial way this afternoon with our Galette des Rois and, for the first time, we had representatives of both sides of the family here. I’m really grateful to the OH’s rellies for making the journey from Ipswich in the driving rain just for the afternoon.

The fève (in the end the snowdog from the top of the Christmas cake) was discovered by Urmi for the second year running, I think, so she was Queen for an hour or so before she went home with a cold. I was particularly proud of the crown I managed to purchase from Hawkin’s Bazaar at Bluewater yesterday.