Well Debs, I am a woman on a mission, so Christmas is just the interlude between visa trips to London. I totally blame Galina and the gang for discussing travel in Russia, and in particular the website "Man in Seat 61".
I was hooked. The plan formulated in my head as the week wore on, and idea that I could be in Moscow at New Year just wouldn't go away.
Meantime there was the small matter of a present exchange and creamed leeks. Here is Morgan the Elf and Mig, Gig and Rick and the Creamed Leeks.
On Christmas Eve morning I was handing my visa application to the Russian Visa Office in London.
On Christmas Eve, me and the Not-So-Smalls took Penny [my ma] to the Brudenell Social.
And later on Christmas Day it was a present orgy for JJ and Maya. Pass me the port.