There is always something very special about opening the first window/drawer of your Advent Calendar on 1st December, it is an occasion that for us starts 24 days of magical promise.
And, as tradition at the robustly traditional Castle Greysquirrel goes, the youngest member of the family, to wit Nigel, gets the honour of opening that aforementioned first drawer, first!!!!
So yesterday morning, with a rapidly beating heart and a trembling hand, Nigel, watched lovingly over by Darrell started our Christmas for us ……. by reaching up to “No. 1” and seeking out its contents …..