Yes. it is coming whether we like it or not and preparations have to be made whether we are doing anything special or not. So I made a start today, wrote a series of letters to put into cards, wrote a few cheques for grandchildren and great grandchildren to put into their cards, addressed all the envelopes and got them ready for posting. One big, and time consuming, job done. As I am actually doing nothing special at Christmas once I get present buying and wrapping out of the way that will be a big weight off my mind. Surprising how tiring I found it.
Friends S and T called after lunch with a delightful present - four red hyacinths ( still in early bud so hopefully will not be open before Christmas if I keep them fairly cool). They are in quite a large 'pretend' tree trunk with a small door in it - and there is a Christmas wreath on the door. We decided it was the Hobbit's house. It is books like The Hobbit which keep the magic alive isn't it?
That is two lovely -plants in one week - first a Poinsettia on Thursday from P and D and now the Hyacinths from S and T - it really does begin to feel like Christmas.
It has been quite a miserable day here today - dull and often rainy too. Of course I watched the Strictly results programme - Dan went out at last I have to say he has had a huge following . Presumably this is because he is a popular figure on television anyway but he certainly has made huge strides forward with his dancing. I was sorry to see him go but as it is the semi finals next week it would have been a bit of a travesty to keep him in any longer.
See you tomorrow when, hopefully, I shall have slept well and am feeling a bit more lively.