The last week seems to have gone by so quickly. The weather has been damp and gloomy for the most part with the odd sun graced morning or late afternoon. In the garden leaves have been gathered up and small areas of the grass cut, other parts are too wet. It's 'stir-up' Sunday this weekend and ingredients have been bought for making a Christmas pudding.
Whilst out and about we've seen many signs of the coming festive season so I've included some here.
Monday - a lovely walk around Biddulph Grange Gardens where it was still showing stunning Autumnal colour.
Tuesday - a trip to the nearest Waitrose which had lovely decorations hanging in the cafe where we were offered free cup cakes with our coffee. We didn't actually eat them but brought them home as a treat for our housebound neighbours. The bakery department kindly gave us a box to transport them in.
Wednesday - a short visit to World of Wedgwood where all was looking very festive.
Last weekend a walk at RSPB Consall Woods. The edges of the towpaths along the Caldon Canal had been damaged in places by the heavy rains of last week.
Finally a bit of silliness at the local garden centre - singing reindeer.