I'm delighted with this Christmas wreath made by clients of Thrive using chilli peppers, or as heatniks across the water would have it, chili.
And when the festive season is over there will be no shortage of chillis to spice up leftover turkey curry or a warming chilli con carne.
Anyone in London just before Christmas and looking for something to jazz up the home can stop by Chelsea Car Park, Battersea Park (access from Chelsea Bridge) on December 22 when Thrive will be selling wreaths (£8) like these and decorations as a fund raiser.
I'm told the pepper is Johnny Cash or Japenese flag. I wonder?
As I'll probably be off air until after Christmas, have a good one and don't eat like my brother!
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2008.