In October, when the house was still a building site and Rachael visited, she suggested that at Christmas the three older Hardy siblings get together for an evening. The last time Chris, Rachael and I were together without the parents was before she met Paul. Judging by the fun we had on Tuesday night, we must do it more often. It was a lovely evening and the first bottle opened was this crab apple wine. It was fine, without being excellent, and no-one really passed any comment. I think we were having far too good a time.