Ah yes, Monday morning in November. Not always the cheeriest of days but this one is the exception. The sun is shining and the thermometer is reading a balmy 8C. Weird as it may seem, this MIGHT be the right day to dig out the exterior Christmas decorations – before the temperatures drop to finger-numbing levels.
With family that lives 5000 miles away it is often difficult to work up a lot of enthusiasm for the season … but you have to start somewhere, right?