Today was catch-up day after our expedition to Sheffield and Derby yesterday. Having struggled home through London’s traffic that seems to run slower and slower every day as road works multiply beyond any sensible measure, we had an appointment at the doctor’s to have our flu jabs.
Much as I dislike winter and the early coming of darkness, I have to admit that it brings the bonus of prettily lit scenes. In Myddelton Square, St Mark’s Church had a very dramatic look to it. You could imagine all sorts of sinister goings-on up there in the sculpted shadows.
On the corner of River Street with Amwell Street, the florist’s shop was prettily lit up. I am not sure whether these lights are early Christmas decorations or simply an exuberant response to the darkness. Either way, it was an oasis of light and beauty amid the gloom of a cold November evening.
The fact that I had two slices of chocolate fudge cake in my pocket to eat when we got home might have added to the cheerfulness of the mood!