I’m not quite sure if it was the way the sun was shining or the warm summer breeze that was floating through the air, but something out of the ordinary made today feel a lot like Christmas and just between you and me, I could not have been more excited.

Despite the fact that November isn’t quite over yet, given the rapid pace at which this year has already flown by, it is highly likely that Christmas will be here before we known it and this year, I am pleased to say that I will be more than ready.

This year, for quite possibly the first time in history I am actually organised for a change and whilst I am very much aware of the fact that we haven’t quite reached December yet, I am already feeling rather pleased with myself.

With almost every little detail crossed off my Christmas List, there is only one thing left to do and that is wait. Wait somewhat patiently for a total of thirty-five days, praying that the secret of each Christmas gift can remain exactly that; a secret. A secret which given my track record, is not at all likely to be kept.