Everyone here is making up for the lost covid years. About 40% of accents heard on the street are Welsh at the moment. They love the Christmas market stalls and cross the Severn Bridge to get here in their thousands.
Santa's steam train also belches out real snow and some sort of greenish foam which looks as though it was designed for Halloween. I thought I had captured the snow, but obviously not.
I tend to shut down at this time of the year. I sometimes think it would be good to take all Winter off, which I might well do - to a certain extent - this time. My friends with open fires are complaining that most of the heat goes up the chimney. Their workshops are fitted with wood burners which are far more effective. My little Hungarian stove in mine has now disintegrated. It's bleak in there.