Here are some pictures of my gingerbread collection this year. I designed various sizes and styles including "Amboise" based on a beautiful house I saw in the Loire Valley last month. I loved the perfect proportions of this house with its high pitched roof. At least 8 of these houses and many cookies will be sold and auctioned next week with all proceeds to a benevolent cause set up by a colleague who is organising an event to provide a special Christmas Day to a hundred elderly and isolate people who would have otherwise spent it alone. It's a wonderful cause and I hope to raise... a lot!