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Merry Christmas, And Don't Forget To Breathe...

Posted by Nigella on the 25th December 2011

Just wanted to wish you all a very, very happy day.

Please don't get too stressed about your Christmas lunch. Of course, easier said than done, but what I mean is, please don't let the stress get in the way of your enjoying this fabulous Midwinter feast. If it makes you feel any better, let me tell you that one year my oven broke down in the middle of cooking lunch and I had to use the oven in the flat upstairs. So lunch was 2 hours late and you know what? No one minded. I just refused to go into hysterical meltdown and so no one was contaminated by any undercurrents of inner anxiety.

True, many pitchers of my Poinsettia, my time-honoured Christmas cocktail, helped - and talking of which, please know that I am raising a glassful of the lovely stuff to you now. You can see a video of my Poinsettia, and another festive video, on the homepage.

Merry Christmas!