It stayed fine yesterday and increasingly mild, which was nice. In the afternoon I put on my walking shoes and took a very pleasant walk down the lane, round the corner, down another road . . . And on until I ended up at Bickerdikes.
The car park was teeming (so glad I walked) and I wondered why until I saw a couple of uniformed gents bearing brass instruments. Yes, the Sally Army was in town - or in Bickers anyway.
I meandered round, popped some hamper type stuff in my basket and then they started playing. They weren't 'amazing' in quality but it felt just right and very Christmassy indeed. One lady was handing out carol books and people were joining in and making requests while the folk from the coffee shop were handing out mince pies and what looked like hot mulled something. You will be impressed to hear that I declined both in the interests of hitting my Christmas target on Thursday. What a sacrifice!
Then it was back home to finish off Mum and Dad's ironing and get dinner on the way.
A nice day.
Today is going to be busy. Home early, coffee and cakes at school at ten thirty, then helping out in FS in the afternoon followed by a bit of tuition. I guess I will sleep well this evening.
Have a lovely day.
Today's Advent offering to reflect yesterday's festive surprise at Bickerdikes. Brass bands aren't my favourite, but I have to say they can sound lovely.