Today in our town was the start of Christmas.
I am getting there slowly with the shopping and am no where near as organised this year as I normally am. I haven't even bought cards yet, but there are some things that mean Christmas is nearly here.
At work I have been teaching the year sevens how to make an advent calendar in ICT. That in itself leaves me feeling a little christmasy on a Monday.
Today, here, was our Dickensian evening. Our local shops are all open late. The Christmas lights get turned on, Father Christmas is in town, all the shop workers get dressed up in Victorian dress and give away mulled wine. Chestnuts are roasted.
It is a lovely evening, though a little crowded with prams, but the boys enjoyed seeing the lights and Monkey glimpsed at Father Christmas. All have gone to bed and have gone straight to sleep knowing that FC will now be watching and keeping an eye on their behaviour.
It's only a month to go..... and there is still so much to do but those feelings are just beginning and the excitement is beginning to show in some of us!