'Black ice'. 'worst road conditions since early 1990's ', 'busiest day of the year' This is a pretty awful combination but it came from the lips of this morning's weather forecaster. It is now twelve minutes past three, it is dark enough to draw the blinds and put up the central heating switch a notch and as the rain falls on the window it is freezing, so one must assume it is doing the same when it hits the ground. I am glad that my hospital appointment was yesterday.
Yorkshire people have a reputation for being very canny with their money so I don't expect much excessive spending up here although the shops are full of very tempting things to buy. If I get an opportunity next week I will go round a few of the shop windows in the town and show you the decorations. They are always worth looking at.
Am I decorating the bungalow? I don't have a lot of inclination to do so - December is not a happy month - this is my second Christmas without the farmer - but I am not alone. I read Sue's blog and am always inspired by the way she keeps going. I have electric candles in the kitchen window, a Happy Christmas sign in the hall, two small trees in the sitting room, scented candles and lots of Christmas cards dotted around - and that's it. I may add a wreath to the front door but I have just had a lantern fitted to the side and that looks rather Christmassy so maybe not.