Well, after the angst, the sweat, the frustration, the certainty that it would never get done, it did, of course, come off just fine.
The cousins dinner was great fun and the house satisfied me. I'll never be one of these people who decorates to the hilt for the holidays, but I don't think I set too ugly of a table.
This video was made mostly for the cousin who couldn't make it, so there is a section where we all talk to her, but it just gives you the flavor of the evening.
Too bad I couldn't have shared with you a taste of the panettone trifle too!
Flash version here.