Well, I must say it has been slightly lighter today - all relative of course but at least the fog cleared for part of the day although it looks to be in danger of returning to some extent this evening.
This morning was my usual meeting with friends for coffee (and toasted teacakes for some), then a wander round our lovely market (already looking very Christmassy) then home for lunch. After lunch the farmer and I drove down to our feed merchants - another job done for the christmas break - well stocked up with cat food, dog food, bird food and hen food
I must say that there is something I love about the almost colourless scene of this time of year. (if you look closely then there is colour to be seen) and on the return journey I took a few photographs. Please bear in mind that the farmer never slows down for photographs, so they were taken at speed. But they do show that for a while at least the fog had all but disappeared.
This pretty cottage stands at the entrance to the Jervaulx estate. I like the smoke rising from the chimey - telling us that somebody is in and that they are snug and warm.
Finally - I make four Christmas cakes each year - three as presents and one for ourselves. I have just finished decorating the first one for friend G. I thought you might like to see it.