You can all stop looking, I’ve found them! Persistence paid off and they were in the bottom box in the far corner of the understair cupboard. They are now washed and ready for roast spud action.
I hope you are not too disappointed by their un-festive look. They are our best plates and used when we have visitors and other such special events. Such as Christmas. To compensate for their unsparkley, ruddolph-less appearance, with not a even christmas tree in sight, I have added a couple of elves to boost their seasonal appeal. I hope this will suffice. These lovely elves were a gift from my Norwegian sister-in-law, and like all her wonderful nation, she knows a thing or two about Christmas decorations. One is me and the other is OH. But you knew that.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, my friends. May you have fun and laughter and love and light. Thanks for everything, I couldn’t do it without you.