This morning did feel wintery.
For the first time this year I had to scrape the ice from my windscreen and the car spent the entire journey telling me that there was a "danger of ice". It was however, a beautiful journey. I set off as the sun was rising and drove into a sky of ice blue criss-crossed by pink tinged vapour trails.
Later in my journey I was in a traffic queue behind a lorry carrying Christmas Trees.
The Christmas preparation theme continued at lunchtime when I was out to buy a sandwich and came back with a Heston Hidden Clementine Christmas Pudding … That is the key thing for me from now until the last few days before Christmas; buy things as and when you see them and cross them off on The List.