I may have already mentioned it, but this won't be the first time I have repeated myself. I really love Christmas. I always have - I remember when I was a child I would work my way through the month of December preparing for the big day. On Christmas morning I would wake up at 3.00am and try to convince Mum and Dad that it was time to get up. Being an only child it was usually a pretty quiet little family day. As our Christmas is in the middle of our Summer it is usually really really hot and the kitchen is literally like being in an oven. Isn't it funny how even though we live in a relatively warm climate we still have the roast meals and plum pudding for lunch. There are a lot of people that now go with the seafood lunch, which I think I would love, but I have spoilt my family with the traditional day and now I can't change - I would have a revolt on my hands. I also really love New Year, it's a new beginning. I feel on NY Eve we can contemplate all the events - good and bad - that took place in the past year and then at midnight we are cleansed and almost reborn for the coming new year. With these feelings in mind that I have in December I thought I would keep (try anyway) to keep a photo journal of my journey through my festive preparation, Christmas and then my rebirthing time at New Year. I would love to get your feelings of the festive season during the month as well.