First of all thanks. I had an e mail from Gayle (Square Dogs) asking for my address and as a result, today, just as I was preparing lunch, a van drew up outside my house and out stepped a man with a vase of red, Christmas flowers with love from Gayle and her delightful Scottie pup Winston (or Mandibles as she calls him because he is a chewer!) Such a surprise and what a delightful one. You can imagine - I am not really looking forward to it this year - but keep cheerful because, even amongst my blogging friends I can think of two or three who will also be pleased when Christmas is over. But this is just to say Gayle that they have brightened my day and also my sitting room. Thank you most sincerely.
Now for our little town. Each year there is a window dressing competition and most of the shops take part. One in particular really goes to town and several people have asked to see this year's. They are not good photographs. The buildings opposite are reflected in the window and there were so many people about that I couldn't stand far enough back to get in the whole picture - but here is a taste at least.