Didn't know HelenREMfan had problems. Flooding? Commiserations. Not done much. Bought a big tree and plonked it in the front yard. That will come in much later this month. Oh I did get some goose fat half price at Tesco and some chestnuts in a sachet also half price. Went to sing with our little loopy inner city choir twice at the weekend. Once at a swimming pool so we sang in a noisy echo chamber to semi naked people. That was weird. Then in a big charity shop on the Town Street which was full of sofas. Which absorbed the sound. That was a bit weird too. We have one amazing lady of 84 who in her younger days sang in the variety clubs and working men's clubs that were once so common round these parts. She has at least stage 3 cancer and is going for some radical surgery on Thursday even though her heart is also weak. She sang "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas..." Not a dry eye in the choir. I'm a bit skint this year so we are going to do big buffets instead of cooked meals and people can bring what they like. I'm relieved about this.