The weather has turned much colder in the last couple of weeks and it is beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas. I usually start my ‘seasonal’ shopping in early December, but, as I have lots of time on my hands at the moment, I ventured into Chichester in late November and was surprised to find it all lit up already and some early shoppers like myself. And very pretty it was too.
One of the things I bought that day was an Advent Calendar for the motorhome as December was fast approaching.
And December always starts with mince pies in our house, so I was quick to bake our first batch of the year!
Exploring our surroundings and choosing a pub for a Sunday drink.
A change in the weather was afoot!
Beano and I ventured into the cold and frosty morning and were glad to see our neighbours safe and sound. I wonder who sits on the wicker chair?
I was also very happy to see that one of the mini cyclamen plants I bought last year in Condom, southern France, not only survived all extreme weather 2018 threw at us, from the Beast from the East in late January and early February and -8C to the summer heatwave at 39C, from Portugal to Holland and everything in between, but it also started to flower again! This plant is a survivor, if ever I saw one. I will cherish it.
Last week, I popped into Bognor Regis to see a dear friend and I took a few moments to enjoy the attractive Marine Park Gardens on the seafront.
There is nothing better than a cushion and a blanket after those long walks.
And finally, it was time for me to make some Christmas cards! But who will be the lucky recipient of this one?