The big house in my village is Waddesdon Manor, a magnificent French chateau nestled in the fields of Buckinghamshire, built for Baron Ferdinand de Rotschild in the 1890s. The Manor and its contents were gifted to the National Trust in 1957 by James de Rothschild. Every year they decorate parts of the house for Christmas and host art installations. This year, alongside Bruce Munro’s Fields of Light, they also have a gingerbread house unlike any other. I am not at all convinced that this is the best or most appropriate use for foodstuff when so many are hungry in the world, but the craftsmanship is undeniable.