Today we're making the puddings, and a boiled fruit cake. The proper christmas cakes are already made and put away in the back of the cupboard to "cure". So do you have any Christmas traditions? Do you hate it? Love it? Ignore it? It can be the best of times, or the worst of times. This year, some of my family have decided to volunteer at the community christmas lunch for those who are doing it tough. I'm proud of them, but a bit selfishly sad too. It was an awful time when I was a kid. It was so awful I still get worked up in the days before Christmas, waiting for the sky to fall in. Childhood trauma cuts deep and for a long time. I've been working through some of the historical trauma, and I'm hoping that this year will be different... time will tell!