I spoke too soon --- after raking the last leaves in my garden yesterday without even wearing a jacket the world is covered in white slush today: 2 inches of snow overnight, now a drizzle of freezing rain, and later finished off and cleaned up with some regular rain. More snow later on. Fab.
How is your holiday shopping going? The catalogues capturing the holiday spirit make me want to bake cookies, eat insane amounts of chocolate and invite people over.