This is my favourite time of year. I love the busyness and excitement, party fun, getting weepy at carol services, decorating the tree and house - and necking way too many mince pies and glasses of mulled wine. All of which you will find reflected in this month's magazine. There's a perfect Christmas family house, ideas for festive desserts for those who don't like the traditional figgy pud, inspiration for decorations you can gather in your own garden and cosy fashion to snuggle up in. I wish you the very happiest of Christmases!