I thank the Police for being there even during the quiet hours of Christmas ready to help anyone who needs it.
I thank the Fire Brigade for standing by during our time of holiday overzealousness and putting their lives on the line to help anyone who needs it.
And I thank the ambulance and paramedics for saving lives and being there, should the worse happen, for anyone who needs it.
These are my local authority crests - keeping it real!
Thank you, boys and girls, for watching over us this holiday season.
And thank you also to the phone companies for keeping us in touch, the energy companies for keeping us warm and the myriad other service providers who help make our Christmasses safe, comfortable and enjoyable.