Most years Ian and I invite neighbours and friends in at some stage during December for mulled wine and nibbles.  Sometimes we have only a handful of people, sometimes lots come and go during the evening.  This year, of course, it won’t happen: no cooking up a big pot of mulled wine, no over-catering so that we are eating crisps and mince pies and drinking mulled wine for days, no catching up with neighbours and friends. 

Sharing a drink will have to be virtual this year…. but I’m so grateful for the internet and for Zoom. Fifteen years ago a year like this one would have been quite different, much harder, at least for me!

I didn’t have a picture of mulled wine, so here’s one of a bottle of wine!