|Sorry, Santa: nothing stronger here this Xmas...|
The B&G briefed on the need to keep Father Christmas fuelled during a long seasonal shift, time this morning to restart the mince pie production line.
The second batch better than the first, less filling, fewer boiling-over-in-the-oven incidents, improved pastry, easier on the teeth, our baking session an all-round success.
It turns out that said snacks are not intended for the Big Man's consumption, however.
You see, refusing to let tradition dictate our Christmas Eve protocols, The B&G have, in recent days, rewritten the rulebook in regard to appropriate nibbles for St Nicholas.
For a hard-earned tipple during his forthcoming visit, for instance, it seems as though Santa might have to settle for nothing stronger than a smoothie (The B's choice).
Rudolf and his colleagues can forget about carrots too, for The G has decided that, here at least, it's going to be Rice Krispies for the reindeer.
The food choice for Father Christmas is still under discussion, although mince pies have been ruled out.
Several options on the table but needless to say, as the debate intensifies, The W and I are pushing hard for a Chocolate Orange.....