Back to normal today as our visitors make their way back through the Dale and over to the Lakes, where they live. All our fog has gone and today has been very mild and sunny. Seeing the sun again after a long time without it has been a joy. We went over to the village of Ravensworth to buy our Christmas plants - this has become a tradition and this year the farmer drove me there. Everywhere is so wet that he can't get on to the fields to do any work, so I think he felt like a drive out.
I bought a lovely poinsettia and two cyclamen plants (as I always do), a basket of plants as a present for a friend and a holly wreath for the grave of my first husband. On the way we had to go through the town of Richmond - so I took a photograph from the moving car of Richmond castle as we passed it. Not a very good photograph I am afraid. Just before reaching the Nurseries we drove through the village of Ravensworth (where Sir Ian Botham lives) and I took a photograph there too. It is a pretty village with a very big village green on both sides of the road.
This afternoon saw me completing a whole lot of jobs on my list of 'jobs to do before Christmas', travelling into town, going to the bank, going to the churchyard with the wreath, visiting my friend with her plant present and taking our sitting room clock to the clock repairer.
The farmer and I always have our tea on trays and watch Pointless on the television. Today the farmer watched it - I slept through the whole performance and only awoke when the news came on!!