I have been busy preparing swap parcels today - all three of them destined for bloggers called Carol. The Post Office clerk who served me was also called Carol, and thought this slew of Carols (is there a proper collective noun for Carols - a "concert", perhaps?) most amusing.
Barring work interruptions, I hope to get on to the final California trip instalment tomorrow, but meanwhile here is a shot of Charlie Bonkers the cat being forced to wear a festive mob cap fashioned from a chocolate wrapper. You won't be surprised to learn that this humiliating headgear was Mr Bonkers' idea. He did try piling up the wrappers on top of each other, and actually got as far as four, before Charlie jumped off the sofa in disgust. This photo was taken at a guess in between the construction of Layers 1 and 2.