Once a year the Christmas Choristers (a voluntary choir with members drawn from all of the EU’s institutions) comes and sings for us, and for a very worthwhile charity (the Giraffe Project), at lunchtime. The carols are, like the choir members, drawn from different EU member states and mulled wine is served to the listeners. I make a point of being there to welcome the choir but, actually, I really like these mini-concerts. The choir sings very well and very prettily and the carols always put me in a good mood by reminding me of the festive season. Yoiks! Christmas is just thirteen days away! Where did the year go?