The cookery books are out, the gloves are off and I'm doing battle with a two week menu/ shopping list beginning this weekend and hopefully seeing me through til the New Year! I dislike supermarket shopping at the best of times, but none more so than at this time of year, the queues, the overcrowded aisles and the inability to find a parking space. I'm not a bah humbug kind of gal but I do find the over commercialisation of this feast a tad depressing, so I'll get my shopping as quickly as I can and return home to a warming fire and relative peace and quiet. I hope!!