I've also knocked up an old favourite drink that my dear Dad, Papa Lovelygrey, used to make at Christmas. It's ideal for using up leftover whiskey, Camp Coffee and condensed milk! Oh okay, you might have to pop out and buy some of the more unusual ingredients that don't feature in my list of store cupboard essentials. But it's oh so worth it, to make Southend-on-Sea's answer to Bailey's Irish Cream that's just as nice and much less than half the price.
Apologies to all for the crappiness of my photos today. I didn't realise that they're were lacking until after I'd downloaded them. But hey, this is Lovelygrey Cottage not the home of one of those perfect Christmas hosts that you see on TV. Sometimes there's no time for cosmetic niceties. Right, onto task number eight. There are toilets to clean!