The last week has been so wet and still it rains today. We've just managed a quick walk up to the local post office and back to buy stamps and post both cards and a parcel. The heavens opened again as we were halfway home so we are now drying off. I think soup is needed for lunch although it isn't cold, just very damp and windy. Dull too. Earlier this week we had a good clear out of household things we no longer needed or used and took them to The Big Shop which is a combined shop and warehouse for a nearby hospice. We went there as there is plenty of space to park close to the donation point. As we drove along the lanes between Stone and Eccleshall the roads were full of huge puddles with rainwater running off the fields and gushing up from blocked drains. Some fields had developed small lakes on lower ground. Some had resident gulls on them.
Eccleshall's shopping streets were looking quite festive in spite of the rain. We had a coffee and then a little wander around before returning home.
Preparations for Christmas have included pudding making. I haven't bothered with a cake this year.
Coffee and Walnut cake, a favourite.
Last weekend we had snow. We walked out in it and down to the park where parents and children were out and about with sledges, all having fun in the soft snow. We passed many snowmen on our walk. By the next day it had been washed away by the rain.