The last days of November are departing and now the December rush starts. November has flown past far too quickly for my liking. The autumnal colours are fading with each breath of wind as each colourful leaf falls to the floor. My favourite season is about to leave me and now the nostalgia in my house begins to grow ready for the next season.
Before the leaves fall completely I took a little trip around Peterborough Cathedral just to record the last details of autumn. The back drop of the Cathedral against the crispy leaves was just too delicious to miss.
The gaps in the branches allow a tantalizing glimpse of the view.
High above me the birds were taking a well deserved break from dodging the hardy shoppers in the City Centre. Just warming themselves before the lunchtime rush, anticipating the tasty morsels falling to the floor.
Unfortunately the sun was a bit shy when I went into the cloisters, so the sun dial was out of order today.
But I had a sunny smile as I took another shot of my favourite door.
I've taken shots of this door before with it's beautiful stonework and enormous oak door complete with various centuries of graffiti. On the other side of the cloisters there is the Bishop's door, again such beautiful stonework and this time with the crispy leaves all gathered at the stairs.
Looking at all the doors and the windows gave me an idea with the Advent season almost upon us. Bear with me on this one, but I love Advent calendars, yes, you guessed it, the chocolate kind. But I can't share chocolate with you, I'm way to selfish that way! Instead, I would like to open an Advent calendar door with you each day, some photos will be relevant to the season, some will just be a moment that I wanted to share with you. The shots will have some brief wording with it (due to the ever quickening pace through the month and the limited time I will have between shopping trips and the busy work season... I sound panicked already!) but please don't feel you need to comment on the advent posts as this is a big step up from my one post weekly blogging practices. Instead I'd love it if you just tick the little 'I've opened the calendar today' box that will be at the end of the Advent posts to say you've come to visit.
I'm looking forward to sharing something with you each day as we go lead up to Christmas Day and finally put our feet up!
I also want to do a HUGE shout out to a blog I recently found which has me completely hooked. Mike from A Bit About Britain is an absolute treasure of a find and now one of my top favourites. His blog shows all different places in Britain and brings with it his fantastic shots of the different places he has been to, along with a history lesson and humour along the way. It's one of those addictive blogs where you can't stop reading. Please go along and visit him as I promise you really will love this journey.
I hope your preparations, Thanksgiving's and Black Friday's went well. Apparently Black Friday has caught on over here and there were fights in shops!
♥ Chel ♥
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