Yep, Christmas shopping was as horrendous as I imagined it would be. Note to self, next time do not go to book shop first and buy 5 hard back books that you then have to carry around for the next 3 hours. I'd like to say I'm done but in reality I have barely scratched the surface.
I'm having a day at home today, trying to finish the last orders people have made for Christmas. I love watching the birds taking the last of the pyracantha berries. A you can see we have had heavy frosts for the last few days which hang around all day as the temperature doesn't get above freezing