I love Christmas . It is going to be very different for us all this year , but it's good to have even something little to look forward to , and memories of all the lovely Christmases that we have spent before.
For me , Christmas is about seeing special people, and the traditions that we have in our family. And the big noisy meals together with a house full of people - and dogs .
Every year we visit the little nursery in the neighbouring village to choose our Christmas tree . Tom the head gardener there has been selling us our trees for around 20 years and I love the tradition of visiting him and trying to decide the best tree to have . My children used to stand before him choosing the tree , and now it is my grandchildren's turn .