My memory is of an unfinished estate, a bare house and my 2 young daughters, one three years old and one 1 month old. We tried dressing the house with decorations, but it still looked bleak but when the tree was lit, it looked lovely and we felt happier.

The presents were important, we weren’t rich and I bought their presents from Kays Catalogue, and Janet was delighted with her doll etc. We were always a happy family and Xmas was always special to us.

You don’t have to be rich to be content.