This is the time of year when my days would have been filled with Primary School Nativity Plays and Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinners. But of course there’s none of that – it’s a bit sad really, although I complained enough when I had to do it! I suppose I do miss the endless procession of children wearing tea towels – mainly because they were getting involved in the Christmas story for the first time. Out at Blogstead, we’re gearing up for the second lap of our social whirl with clergy. We’re looking forward to that – slight adjustments needed in our instructions to staff in the light of experience – but there is great interest in the new Bishop’s House. I suspect that it’s a clergy ‘thing’. We feel we learn so much about people from seeing how their houses are! Must tidy the study again.