Last weekend I spent a few days in Greece and it was great sitting in the sunshine in a beach side taverna but it really made me appreciate the festive look Devizes has taken on when I returned.
Sunshine is all very well but Christmas is all about cold crispy mornings and lights sparkling on dark evenings.
I have only just started to feel the least bit festive. It was helped yesterday evening when I attended a candle service in Devizes Market Place organised by Dorothy House.
It was a very simple service with a few well known carols and a couple of readings but it really did bring home the true meaning of Christmas and gave me a chance to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.
It was a sad moment remembering all those amazing Christmases of my youth but it also made me very glad to live in a town like Devizes.
A few young people were gathered by the side of the fountain but there was no feeling of us and them. They were doing their thing and we were doing ours on a wet and windy Thursday evening but we were all part of the town scene.