I always thought that the first thing we would book would be the airfare. And we are getting close to that. But as we’ve done more research, we’ve realised that it is really important to spend Christmas somewhere nice. So, as we were still tossing up how much time to spend in Asia, we asked the boys – beach or snow for Christmas.

They responded unequivocally – snow definitely. So we’re spending Christmas in Ruhpolding, in the German Alps, in this apartment.

We haven’t told the boys yet, that we’re probably going  to spend a year on this holiday. We’ve implied it’s just for Christmas. But Callum may well have his suspicions. It is hard to tell.