True to tradition, some of the Ladies Who Dine attended the annual Carols by Candlelight last night.
The church was packed, it was suitably cold and frosty outside (no snow yet!) and the atmosphere with the church only lit by candles gave us all the right Christmas feeling.
The rest of the weekend has been spent cleaning and preparing.
Not that I think you necessarily HAVE to clean extra for Christmas, but as I was home during the day this weekend I noticed when the sun was shining the state of windows and simply could not ignore them.
Besides, new curtains for the living room 'demanded' clean windows...
While I was at it I noticed that the kitchen cabinet doors could do with a clean,
and some of the cabinets could benefit from a tidy up,
the living room needed decluttering in preparation for the Christmas decorations coming up next week,
and that the wooden floor in the living room could do with an extra polish,
and so on...!
Think I will make myself busy outside the house during the day the rest of the week
- you don't notice so much what needs doing in the dusk...!
Oh, and best of luck to my friend who is moving house these days!
I must say - they are a brave family moving a week before Christmas!