This Christmas we had two long haul flights, two jetlagged kids (10 days going and 10 days coming back), 5 cases of strep throat (you thought I was going to say Champagne, didn't you? Nope.) And a partridge in a pear tree. It wasn't our most relaxing holiday ever. But I did get one of my favorite gifts of all time, thanks to Barbara, my mother-in-law. She decided that the tea cozy from my UK book jacket should exist in real life, found a knitter who was willing and able to take on the project, and commissioned one. I can't tell you how delighted I was--and am--with this tea cozy. Thank you so much, Barbara!