It’s been snowing! It took me a bit by surprise last night even though it’s been the perfect temperature for it around our hilly parts. People are always surprised when I tell them how much snow we get from around December to March. It’s not loads but we tend to get a tiny bit more than others in the UK, and a year or so ago it felt like we were living in a snow globe as it kept falling down every other week. I still panic slightly getting my car on and off our drive and like a true Brit I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to it.
We managed to make a flying visit to the Manchester Christmas markets a few days ago and it was all very festive and bright. The big Manchester santa was out in all his glory and sparkle and lots and lots of food which I always love to try. It’s taken me this long to try Cannoli for the first time and it was very nice!
It means Christmas and some proper down time is on its way. Hooray!! It has been a really busy year and this will be our first break at home in a long time so I’m really looking forward to it. I just love this time of year, with ALL the Christmas movies and food and meeting up with friends and family and forgetting what day of the week it is. It’s not often you get time like that so I love making the most of it.
It’ll also be the time I have a massive think about everything. Life…work…is it time to move on to new challenges…etc. There’s something about the end of year that makes me reflect and wonder about the old and the new. I always have an image of what the new year will look like and it always surprises me.