Here is the gingerbread house the the Young Master and the Grand Duchess assembled two or three days ago. Paul applied much of the white, sugary icing and many of the various candies. Apparently, he was more interested in helping his mother stir and then eat huge spoonfuls of the former.
Finally, here is a photograph of our main tree (A Fraser Fir) -- especially for Jeff von Saxe-Bearstein -- in the library/parlor/front room of Stollen Central with some gifts beneath it already from the Grand Ducal In-Laws. The arrival of their Christmas parcel each year in early December is always a much anticipated event. While things are wrapped, and no clues are thus given as to what the packages might contain, it is great fun unpacking the large box and then placing everything beneath the tree several days later once decorating for the Christmas Season has taken place. Please note the Young Master and feline friend inspecting things closely at the bottom of the photograph.