The nights are drawing in and it is feeling chilly at chez Ali's Craft Studio lately - does this mean it is the end of Summer? I can't quite bring myself to admit it and whack the heating on but I guess it won't be long....
Last weekend we suffered from that most hated of weather for an outdoor craft fair scenario - no, not rain - wind!! Lots of wind. It is a nightmare - your gazebo feels like it is about to take off any minute and setting up/breaking down takes forever!
So, I have just about come to terms with the darker nights and having to put on more layers and thermal socks but please, just a small plea to the weather Gods - chill out of the wind front please! Fortunately there aren't that many more outdoor shows left (apart from the wind-tunnel that is Bromley High Street!!)
However, with this cooler weather, it doesn't feel quite so odd to be making so many Christmas decorations! Yes, some people are really prepared and buy for Christmas before Christmas Eve! People are buying not only for decorating their own homes for the festive season but also for presents. Buying early means that you avoid the crowds but also spread the cost so I guess it is a great idea if you can be that organised!