I'm taking a quick break from getting ready for tonight's supper. I have washed and dried a whackload of crystal by hand. The last time I put crystal in the dishwasher it came out dirtier than it went in and harder to get clean (it might have come out more sanitary than it went in, but there were little bits of crud all over it).
A little more tidying up and I'll make the dessert and some glögg. It's very Scandinavian to greet your guests with some nice warm glögg, when it's cold and blustery out, which it is.