It's when I have been to the extravaganza in Whittlesey that I start to realise that Xmas is just around the corner. I had a day delivering leaflets today, got home a bit tired, but was soon re-energised by the extravaganza - especially seeing children smile when they are given a bag of sweets from the Town Council, it is a great thing for the Town Council to do, and I love being a part of it. It is great to see the market square full of life and fun, it was also great to catch up with a few people and give a few pounds to some local charities in return for not winning raffles and tombolas.
As ever, the Xmas tree festival made me smile in so many ways. I always love seeing the efforts of the schools and pre-school groups - probably because of my involvement in Children's Services. But there were some great efforts from some of our voluntary groups as well.
I also managed to take a detour on the way home and have a pint in the Brickies (and it really was only a pint).