This week …
We start our shift from farmers to retailers and enter “Christmas Tree Mode”.
Farm machinery is taken out of the barn and replaced with row upon row of Christmas trees.
Large Christmas trees are cut down and delivered to shops, churches and community spaces.
The local nursery school makes their annual visit to choose a Christmas tree that they watch “Farmer Wheaton” cut down and carry back to the farmyard.
I realise that I haven’t bought a single Christmas present and deliberate between two equally unrealistic notions; can I buy everything on my non-existent list in one quick dash to the shops tomorrow or shall I make something for everyone this year?
Secretly, this week I long to turn the page on the calendar to December.