I have a little confession. At this time of year, if I am out and about at dusk, when people have the lights on in their homes but before they have drawn the blinds, I like to take a quick peek in as I pass!
There's something so welcoming about a lighted window on a dark night.
This time of year is all about light and dark.
Candles, roaring fires and of course this weekend - fireworks.
I love Bonfire Night. A celebration of light in the gloom of November.
When our girls were young we often went to an organised event. This year though, with the girls grown up and tiny girlie ... well, too tiny for fireworks our celebration will be low key. That's to say almost non existent. Probably just a sparkler each for mr digandweed and me in the back garden!
No need for sympathy though. If we peek through our curtains we are sure to see some great displays ..and from the comfort of our cosy sitting room.
And it's also a good excuse to make a cake to nibble.
I'm calling this Not really Gingerbread cake. It's just an ordinary sponge mixture with brown sugar instead of caster sugar, ground ginger and a couple of handfuls of raisins. Then finished with a drizzle of icing and some flaked almonds.
A few things to cheer us up in the gloom of November : candles, fireworks and cake with a steaming cup of tea.
I'm joining in with Silverpebble and her fab making_winter project, encouraging us all to post warm and cheery things on Instagram and our blogs to help us through the dark nights and cold days.
Do take a look at her lovely blog and Instagram feed.
Happy weekend everyone.