It's the end of November already and there is so much to do before Christmas - but that is another story which will no doubt be told in a future blog.
As is the way, the last month has flown by.
Highlights include fireworks, seaside and cities.
Later in the day, we moved up towards Weybridge to call at Jenny's sister and family and then we all strolled down to Cleves School for their annual firework display. It was very, very spectacular and hopefully a good fundraiser for them. At £10 a head, it seemed excellent value.
<photos and more here>.
I wrote a little about the background behind the 5th November tradition of celebrating Guy Fawkes failed terrorist act in a blog a couple years ago - if you are interested, follow this link:
<Remember Remember the Fifth of November - Gunpowder Treason and Plot>
We chose Hastings this time and after taking the funicular railway pottered around the cliff top and played Crazy Golf on the front. Drinking Chocolate was most welcome.
Another very enjoyable day in the lovely company of my two favourite friends.
<photos and more here>
After a McDonald's Sausage Muffin Breakfast and Toffee Latte, we went around the West End and pottered about in Holborn, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Oxford Street.
The decorations around Covent Garden are beautiful and also special mention should be made of the Burlington Arcade. <photos and more here>.
Upcoming, we are away this coming weekend The following one we are staying at Butlins in Bognor for a long Christmas-themed weekend with Layla, Jenny's daughter. Then comes the main event and New Year.
How is it going ?
Well, my Christmas Card writing is behind schedule, but my present buying is pretty much done. My Christmas Cake was baked a couple of Sundays ago.
On which bombshell, it is time for me to let you get back to your labours.
Until next time - pip pip!!
Let's be careful out there.