The flat is almost empty and ready for the decorators. Well done to the Abacus boys for moving all that stuff down six flights of stairs – big hugs and thanks! There are advantages to living on the top floor (good exercise, great views, no noisy neighbours above) but it’s days like today when you realise the downside. My mission for 2014 is to persuade the managing agents that we need a lift, but … bad news for Abacus … I don’t think it will happen before our stuff comes back in January. I didn’t have to go too far to get an Advent shot today as many of our neighbours have wreaths – not as nice as the moose wreath, however.