Tonight I started my Christmas shopping as S2 is still busy with his conference. We always have a problem at this time of the year as I love Christmas but S2 is definately the Grinch. So to work around this problem of his dislike of Christmas, I tend to do a lot of the shopping by myself as it is less stressful.

Anyway, tonight I headed down to the local mall after work and was pleasantly surprised. There was no-one there and with the wonderful christmas decorations there was a festive mood in the air – it is such a shame that people leave their shopping to the last minute and get stress out as what was at the mall tonight is my idea of christmas magic… The peace, the giving, the lights and the joy…

After I had finished my shopping I wandered outside to the river to watch the lights reflecting – it is a shame that S2 wasn’t with me as he would have been able to take a much better photo than I have – but it is something that I am working on…