Solent Writers' Circle Christmas party tonight and for once I'm properly prepared. Every year the winner of our annual humour competition is announced and the entries read out. We each bring something nice to eat - which includes home made shortbread from our chairperson.
Everyone brings a book or two. These are usually ones we've previously read and enjoyed ourselves. They're wrapped in recycled paper and heaped up for us to help ourselves.
I've bought the junk food, wrapped the books, written the cards, cadged a lift and checked I have the right day!