When the City Council asked us about putting Christmas lights on Petergate House we were worried the hooks would penetrate the rendering and give us damp problems. So for a while ours was the only house in High Petergate without lights. We felt a bit like Scrooge! This evening the city engineers came and found a way to put the lights up without damaging the house - so now we are lit up after all. Scrooge still thinks it's far too early for this kind of thing but at least when it's Christmas Present rather than Christmas Yet to Come we will look as if we've got into the spirit.