Continuing on a home-decor theme, the now-obligatory seasonal shot (sorry, about a month late, but the sentiment remains the same). Happy Christmas to all ye Usual Shoppers! This year, in deference to our straitened times and in sheer horror at the price of Christmas trees, I simply decorated the cheeseplant instead. I liked it so much that the lights have remained in place. The plant itself is half of one given to me by C a couple of years ago; I broke it in transit but like a worm bisected, both pieces have thrived separately and continue to throw out new leaves. Last year’s photo here; the living room hasn’t evolved much in the past 12 months, though it is a little less cluttered now.