With all the wonder and magical promise of adventures yet to come,
our Christmas tree this year is inspired by the classical Nutcracker tale.
There are nutcracker soldiers which are almost 20 years old,
selected by my son when he was a baby from David Jones's gorgeous decorations.
His eyes wide with wonder, he pointed and we bought,
and they have been carefully carried across country and continents ever since with our many moves.
Their wear and tear marks make them ever-more sentimentally loved.