I know it's not Christmas yet, but before the start of the second Lockdown there was mulled wine by candlelight in the lane, to cheer everyone up in the winter darkness.
As I'd opened the gates and illuminated the garden gallery, studio and garage, some neighbours sneaked in to look at the latest paintings. However, I think they were more interested in my 1931 Morris Minor!
Not the engineer though, who came to fix a new waterpipe under the paving stones in the yard several days later. This was his third visit and he always seems keen to discuss the progress on my current work.
With no tours, one has to take compliments from where ever they come.