phew!: "Tomorrow I'm going to pick up the joint of wild boar ready for marianading. I will do this for approx 48 hours with red wine, ginger, chilli, bay leaves, garlic and onion and will also use this mix as a baste whilst I slow roast it on Monday. I'm then going to make the Biscuit Tortoni for the dessert, a frozen mixture of sherry, cream and biscuit that was my favourite for a number of years."

Wow. It's going to be a good Christmas I think. See you in 2006, if I survive this culinary onslaught :)