these days it is my habit to set the alarm on Saturday morning and do my food shop early.
Today my 8am journey saw the sunrise. It was so pretty I had to stop and take a few pictures.
The supermarket was relatively quiet, and I drove home in the misty sunrise.
Once again I may have stopped for a little wander.
We don't buy any T.V. magazines usually, but the Christmas edition of the Radio Times is such a tradition it slipped into my trolley.
Late morning saw me out again. Walking to the post office this time.
This Robin was singing beautifully, though my pictures are not great.
Focused on the twig, bother.
And as I walked home, past another local Church, I noticed a sign for their Christmas tree festival. Feeling brave I went in.
This simple twig tree was my favourite. It was by the local branch of the Wildlife Trust
Another Robin. Yay.
A flying Hedgehog. You don't see those everyday :0)
I sat by this tree and listened to a local brass group playing traditional Christmas music. Then wandered around a bit, admired the inventive and original trees, and dropped some change in a few of the various collection buckets.
I will admit Christmas is not my favourite time of year. I struggle with the whole pressure, consumerism and hype of Christmas sometimes. But sweet simple, surprise activities like this really do make me happy.
This post is part of the link up hosted by Julie HERE