Well 'twas almost the day before Christmas and it is almost true that 'not a creature was stirring not even a mouse'. Tess and I have just been for our late afternoon walk - Tess 'raring to go' and me still having difficulty walking. Add to that that it is a very windy day and you will realise that it was not a particularly successful walk for either of us. Still, tomorrow is the day that Jane comes to walk her so she will get a good walk then. But once I have fed Tess (immediately after writing this) we will both settle down for the evening.
Our little town is heaving today, as I suspect is everywhere. There is a big market here and when I went in at nine o'clock there was not a single place left in the Car Park and I just managed to nab the last Disabled Place just by the shop I wished to visit - very lucky. I like to think it is all people who have been working up to today rather than people who have just left their Christmas shopping until the last minute.
One by one flashing lights are appearing in the windows on the estate where I live. I have just an arc of candles in the window - I quite like the peace of it. I have not quite got the enthusiasm to decorate the bungalow since my dear farmer went so I only have a few decorations here and there but I have had a huge lot of Christmas cards which I absolutely love receiving (and sending) and when they are up it livens the place up and makes it Christmassy. They all came down this morning so that my cleaning lady could give a good dust. After tea I shall read them all before putting them up again and I shall enjoy that. I hope you are all having an enjoyable and Christmassy day too - and there is 'Carols from Kings' to look forward to tomorrow - one of my favourite things about Christmas.