Mrs Potts’ brother-in-law, Paul, demonstrating the art and science of setting the Christmas Pudding alight. This is a strange but vital ritual at Christmas. Perhaps it comes from Pagan times? Sterilising the possibly dodgy contents or letting everyone know where the pudding is by the flames or a method of sending a message to the family rather like lighting Beacons? The pudding handcrafted by Mrs P’s sister tasted delicious.