You may remember that a couple of weeks ago my coeliac daughter was desperate to have Christmas dinner at school with her peers …

Well, its been and gone, and she seems to have survived it with no ill-effects. She declined the stuffing and the gravy, which I knew would not be OK – and didn’t like the sprouts! Luckily, school had cooked the turkey and the stuffing in separate roasting tins, so there was no risk of cross-contamination.

For those who remember the real reason she wanted to have Christmas Dinner – the tray was red.