At last, the day has arrived. Tonight is the night of the grand Bottle Dinner.
Throughout the year, every five pence piece accumulated by any member of my family goes into a bottle. When that bottle is full, do we give the money to charity? No - we all go out and spend the money on a slap up meal - usually Chinese, this year Thai.
I can't wait. I've even been saving my five pence pieces in a sub-bottle (otherwise known as a money box) so that I can add a last minute push to the total. We might even have enough for starters this year.
I'll let you know.