There are quite a few delightful aromas around at this time of year to make us feel festive, even in these strange and troubled times.
Sweet evocative smells of childhood Christmas. Pink sugar mice, marzipan and chocolate.
Herbs and spices, dried fruit and mixed peel. All things citrus. Coffee, hot chocolate and mulled wine or cider. The kitchen aroma of mince pies fresh from the oven and gingerbread biscuits too.
The spruce smell of the door wreath.
I expect you all have a favourite.
This year we will miss visiting Little Moreton Hall and Haddon Hall for their Tudor Christmas events and displays. Below are some photos taken in past years.
Time now I think, for a mug of tea and a mince pie.