This is how my Christmas Cactus looked on the first of December. I thought I might wait to see what happened but never really hoped for much.
And look. The first time it has flowered at Christmastime. this without any fussing with darkened rooms, other than the normal crepuscular light in my kitchen that is.
I also won three twenty five pound prizes on my Premium Bonds. And spent the evening by the fire - which lit first time - drinking Winter Pimms and talking jam recipes.
It's been a good day.