As soon as the calendar turned to November here, all the stores' circulars showed Advent advertising.
Here, even though there is a church day for "Harvest and Thanks," it isn't much observed. (After all, milk is made in the back room of Migros, and we pay them for their products so we don't need to say thank you, and we were told that God doesn't exist, right?) so we get two months of Advent and Christmas advertising.
London, too, was all bedecked in sparkles, amplified by some rainy days.
|An odd color scheme, but shiny|
|Behold angels going forth|
|On a door step|
|A marvellous store window|
|We saw the Queen - oh yes, we did.|
|And her crown|
|A most marvellous store - Liberty House|
|Floors and floors of it|
|..... with luscious fabrics.|
|In Harrods - it was packed.|
|A Christmas tree|
|Odd juxtapositions - it is now a bridal shop.|
|The entrance to an old home|