Hello, Christmas Tree of 2010. We've been waiting for you for a while. I was so happy to be bringing you home today that I didn't mind having to carry your potted self through the library and shops, in spite of the fact that everyone was staring at me. The boys have already named you. I do apologise; they insisted on calling you after the greengrocer's we bought you from. So, Nigel Povey, it's lovely having you to stay over the Christmas holiday. We hope you enjoy the attention you will receive and the warmth and festivities; when January arrives you can retire to a peaceful plot in the garden.