Steve - Here in Warwickshire/Worcs - [yes. we live on the ‘border’] lt has been so warm - no need for the central heating- and when we light the wood-burner l soon have to open doors to cool down. We have roses still blooming - and raspberries - l am still picking. And up our drive and along the lane are primroses in bloom. ln tubs - we still have geraniums/lobelia all still flowering away. And the grass is still growing like made. Our horses/ponies are more intent on grazing in the paddocks - only come in for hay when it is raining hard.
l don’t believe it!!! What is happening. We never do get extreme weather as we live so far from the coast.
l am still following my 5-2 diet - and find l eat less. Have lost 16lb - and seem to be stuck at that - lt has become a way of life now - and a smaller plate- and hardly any carbs - so no stressing about what to eat.
My brother sent me a Waitrose Christmas Hamper - and l went through it looking at all the delectable goodies. Now normally, l would have started on all the delights of nougat - chocs - biscs etc. But not now - felt no urge to gobble it all up.
l now have 15 to cook for on christmas day -[ and possibly 8 dogs] Every year, l say l am going to keep it ‘simple’ - then l watch Tom Kerridge and James Martin - and of course Mary Berry and Nigella and l start thinking of new ideas. Preparing all this food does mean l eat less - as l find l can’t face it once it is all served up.
Seasons Greetings to one and all.