But let's not dwell on the 'after', lets celebrate the 'before'.
Chances are, if you live in the North West of the UK you've heard of Booths, supermarkets selling good quality produce from local suppliers, whose philosophy is
Why am I telling you this? Well, every Wednesday at 7pm from now until 19th December Booths will be having a #BoothsCheers party both in stores and on Twitter and Instagram where there will be some sampling of the latest of their 12 Deals of Christmas and sharing of recipes and food tips.
I get to try out these little beauties during the hour - there may be some drunken tweeting going on later.
I have been sent beer & wine to enable me to join in with #BoothsCheers