I've bought wine, because priorities, and also who knows what new inconvenience or expense Brexit has waiting for the unwary wine buyer in the coming year. Decent wine isn't cheap and my family can put it away so this feels like a significant commitment all by itself.
The job list is mostly fairly tedious stuff that absolutely needs to be done, which has made this last weekend of going up to the Borders to meet Rachel the Minister even more of a delight. She effortlessly made everything exciting again whilst throwing in all sorts of extra questions about things we had no idea about but are now on the job list. She also showed us the inside of the church we'll be getting married in. We'd walked to it lots of times over the years, but had never been inside (assuming it was locked but pre covid it was kept open, which is very much of a piece with why we like this places much).
The Borders were also blessedly free of panic or fuel shortages - no queues, no closed petrol stations around us, and we found a couple of excellent restaurants in Melrose; Burt's and Provender. It's a beautiful area with a lot to recommend it for anybody who likes walking, good food, peace and quiet, small towns, and dark skies full of stars.