Is it too soon to say that ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’? I know it’s still only November!

We had our first taste of the spirit of things for this year by popping down the motorway to the Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market yesterday.

He smiled one second after I hit the button – both times !

There’s nothing like hot sugared donuts and hot chocolate.

At this market the stall holders make a particular effort to dress up in Victorian costume and there are Victorian reenacter’s wandering around and acting up and bringing a real spirit of occasion.

Add in a brass band ( a hilarious Scout/Brownie choir where not one child was trying to sing) and some twinkly lights and I feel the stirrings of excitement for the festive season.