The spring primroses and thistles are blooming on the roadsides. The days alternate between nippy and balmy. Shorts are seen as often as gloves. Some of the trees are starting to show just a smidge of fall color.
Houses and shops are ablaze with tiny lights on a nightly basis. All of these conflicting signs can only be pointing to one thing.
It’s nearing time for Yule again.
I can foresee that I will be needing to acquire some cash to do a bit of holiday shopping. Fortunately, the onset of seasonal retail madness coincides with the university’s final exams, so…
Eh he he he. There’s a small fortune here–coins, bills, a coupon for free food. Some folks don’t even have that and just leave what they can: