It's a bone-chilling 20 degrees in our fair city this early morning, no cloud coverage, and hoar frost white as snow.
I ventured amongst the masses yesterday, taking myself off to the thronging Christmas shopping mart, I must confess, it's not my cup of tea.
I much prefer the kind of shops that are a 'hole in the wall' kind of place, chocked with antiques and time-worn utilitarian pieces, their finishes worn with years of use and enjoyment.
Today's a day of work for me, so the shopping will go on hold. It's not looking promising to finish checking my list !