Just the end of the Christmas Cake!
That moment is delayed crumb by crumb ... slices get thinner and thinner ... until eventually it has to finish! And yesterday was the day that the cake board was cleaned by Eliot (no photographs) and the cake enjoyed by me!
Of course, Eliot did show an unhealthy interest in the cake from the very beginning ...
you know us to be set
in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright:
Grant to us such strength and protection
as may support us in all dangers
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.