We’re very excited about next Christmas! It seems crazy to be thinking about Christmas 2011 already, but we need to start our planning in good time so that we can have everything in place. Our theme for 2011 will be Deck the Halls: A visual celebration of carols at Chatsworth, which we anticipate will be traditional, but with the odd twist. However, it’s not just the detail of the plans that have been enthusing us recently, but the new Christmas store room we have fitted out in the Lime Ash – one of the rooms in the attics that have become vacant as a result of the Attic Sale last autumn. For the first time since we starting opening part of the House for Christmas in 2001, we shall have all our Christmas decorations in one place – fantastic!