I suggest you buy the Art and Antiques Gazette over the holiday because there are antiques fairs on nearly every day. It is so good to leave the dishes and the wrapping papers and the cold cuts in the fridge, and get hunting the thimble again. We are not sure if we are opening in the Portobello on Boxing day. It is enjoyable because most of us bring in some food and drink and goodwill above all. There have been some marvellous sewing tools including thimbles, on sale from private collections. Interestingly they are holding their value. There is a new 4 day antiques fair in central London. It starts Jan 7th for 4 days, at the Hotel Marriott on Duke St starting at 11am. Have a good holiday, see you in the New Year, Bridget.