Gail and I are thinking you might like to see how the Festive Season is shaping up in our neck of the woods.
Let's go for a wee stroll around the neighbourhood.
Aberdonians are not in general given to ostentatious display. Here, the low key but lovely tradition is to put a Christmas tree in one's bay window, so it can be admired from the street.
Of course, there's always one household that doesn't quite grasp the concept of the modest and tasteful display.
And what did we find right next door to this extravaganza? Oh dear, I fear someone might be feeling rather deflated, having been outshone by the competition...
The local paper shop has made a bit of an effort. Gail says anything to distract from content of the newspapers this year is probably a good idea...
Further along the street, we see a practical illustration of the proposition that in the UK, worship of the Health Service has become the national religion.
Gail and I are both rather fond of this cheerful reindeer fellow, all poised to greet visitors to the house a few doors up from ours. He may not be aware that household mixing is banned right now.
Nearby, another reindeer, rather a pretty one, is shyly prancing behind net curtains in an upstairs window.
And finally, we are proud to present our new close neighbour, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Tesla, surely the coming thing in environmentally friendly present delivery.
Sadly, he appears only to have one antler.