Winter is here. Apparently. Well, certainly this Winter flowering hellibore seems to think so. At any other time of the year this flower would be overlooked: but now, when the borders are so much emptier, it comes into its own.
I have definitely been feeling much better today - I actually went out in the car for a bit to get a few bits of grocery shopping. That was probably a mistake, the traffic was a nightmare - clearly the Christmas shopping season has begun.
With that in mind, I'm currently part way through making the Christmas cake - it's in the oven at least.
Unfortunately, I think I may have given the bug to Cathy, who is starting to feel a bit seedy :-/. I have suggested that unlike me, she does the sensible thing and give in to it immediately and take it easy. I suspect that struggling into work on Monday and Tuesday really didn't help. So she's tucked up in the lounge while I get on with preparing tonight's dinner.