Another Advent candle was lit on our advent wreath on Sunday.
I've enjoyed seeing all your beautiful decorations around your homes in preparation for Christmas.
We've been concentrating on some maintenance work outside. Now that the weather has improved after the storms of last week we've been washing down the garden slabs and the covered yard. Some fence panels have fallen down that separates our daughter's back garden from the allotment and it will take some time and effort to repair them and put them up again as the land is on a slope with steps down to the vegetable plot.
We haven't started decorating our rooms for Christmas yet apart from having a lot of candles around. I think the pot plants look pretty especially as they've started to flower again! I'm going to keep things simple this year, although I shall enjoy decorating the Christmas tree by the end of the week with all the baubles and other decorations that have been collected over the years.
The stored pears are just right for eating now and half of them have been bottled and will be enjoyed over the next few weeks. They turned out to be a different variety than we thought we had got when we bought the tree a year or two ago - probably Bartlett from the shape and texture - so we're pleased with the outcome and the amount and soundness of the produce this year.